Rooney bemoans ex-international’s zero support for Southgate

Wayne Rooney is excited for England’s future under Gareth Southgate – but insists other former internationals are not so forthcoming in their support of the current squad.



“I know there are some ex-players who I’ve spoken to who can’t come to terms with England doing well,” Rooney said.

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“That is wrong. I’m not like that. I’m a fan now. I want England to do well. I am proud to have played for England so many times and I always have been.

“I’ve had my time. I am happy with what I’ve contributed to the national team and I look forward now to the next few years and watching this team progress.”