England face two ‘cup finals’ in the last two groups games of the World Cup. Much of the debate surrounding the team’s preparation for the game against Uruguay tonight is whether Roy Hodgson should consider benching Wayne Rooney.

While public opinion is heavily split over the debate, we’ve postulated FIVE reasons as to why the Manchester United striker could reasonably be dropped to the bench.

It is a decision which Hodgson is unlikely to take, but while it remains a slight possibility, here are the FIVE reasons.

Click on Rooney for the FIVE reasons Hodgson should drop him


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