'Wayne Rooney must start for Manchester United against Liverpool': Didi Hamann launches defence of England's beleaguered captain
Wayne Rooney must start for Manchester United at Liverpool on Monday, according to a former Anfield favourite.
Didi Hamann has stressed that the England captain - dropped by Jose Mourinho for his side's last two Premier League matches and by Three Lions caretaker boss Gareth Southgate in Slovenia on Tuesday - is crucial to United's chances of securing three points against their fierce rivals.
Hamann, who played 283 times for the Reds during seven years on Merseyside, believes Mourinho would be making a mistake by leaving the 31-year-old out.
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