Strong Domestic Campaign
Amidst all of the criticism that has been levelled at Rooney in the last week, the strength of his domestic campaign has been somewhat ignored. In a struggling United side, the 28 year old managed to rack up an impressive seventeen goals and ten assists in the Premier League.
In terms of Englishman, only Daniel Sturridge managed more league strikes than Rooney. On the basis of this form alone, the forward deserves a place in Hodgson’s side.