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Wayne Rooney: England captain in a ‘difficult period’ as he is dropped

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England captain Wayne Rooney says he is in a “difficult period” after he was dropped for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Slovenia.

Interim manager Gareth Southgate said the decision was tactical and not a reflection of Rooney’s form.

Rooney, who was booed by sections of the Wembley crowd during Saturday’s 2-0 win over Malta, has not started Manchester United’s past three matches.

The 30-year-old said there was “no embarrassment” in being on the bench.

Rooney will retain the captaincy but Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson will be the on-field skipper on Tuesday.

More to follow.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37606560