News broke yesterday that Wayne Rooney would not be playing against Slovenia tonight for England.
The captain and record goalscorer has been going through a pretty rough patch of late with many critics having been hounding him for a number of months, and it looks as though they have finally got their wish, he is out of the national team.
The former Everton man was recently omitted from Manchester United’s starting line-up, much to the delight of many United fans, and now it seems as though Gareth Southgate has followed in Jose Mourinho’s footsteps.
Whether or not Rooney can get back into either side permanently remains to be seen but many feel he’ll have to really up his game, something he is struggling to do right now.
Certainly, the reaction on Twitter was one of happiness as the news filtered through and a lot of England fans are excited to see their nation play without Rooney. Here are the best responses on Twitter…
Wayne Rooney dropped from the England team? Arise, Sir Gareth Southgate. ????????
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) October 10, 2016
— D (@Mesut1079) October 10, 2016
— Ir.Kumar (@skumar176) October 10, 2016
@SkySportsNewsHQ Past it
— Nick Davies (@Nick_Davies1989) October 10, 2016
— Matty Tolfree (@matthewtolfree) October 10, 2016
— Alex (@_alexthfc) October 10, 2016
@JimWhite Shouldn't even be in the squad, been poor for a couple of seasons now.
— HighburyHighs (@HighburyHighs_) October 10, 2016
@BBCSport I hope we move on. He's living off an overhead kick goal that was years ago.
— Stuart – Gate 8 ???????? (@Gate8_CFC) October 11, 2016