'Wayne Rooney still has a key role to play for England... everyone has ups and downs,' says John Stones
John Stones insists Wayne Rooney remains central to England's future despite the debate over his role in the international set-up.
Manchester City defender Stones will be a prime contender to replace Rooney as captain once the 30-year-old retires from international football after the World Cup.
But, for now, Stones believes Rooney is still the man to lead England.
When asked how important experienced member of the squad, such as the Manchester United forward, are in difficult times such as these, the former Everton centre-half did not hesitate in putting forward his view.
‘He's massive, I... read more
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