Wayne Rooney shouldn't be written off... he's nearly 31 and will be at his peak mentally as a player
Wayne Rooney still has a big role to play for both Manchester United and England and the sceptics who think otherwise are forgetting that, at 31 later this month, he is at his peak mentally, if not physically.
The game becomes so much easier to read at that age with all the experience of so many top-flight games. And I doubt whether either Jose Mourinho or Gareth Southgate would want to lose a player of Rooney's experience right now.
Of course, there does come a point in every iconic player's career when you have to make a judgement on whether their status justifies a place in the team or... read more