“They (the younger players) won’t have respect for people and will just go out there and do what they know they can do,”

“It will certainly benefit us and Wayne. The last two World Cups have all been about if Rooney stays fit then we are going to win it. The pressure was ridiculous on him. But now we have other players in the squad.

“I can’t even remember Rooney being mentioned too much in the lead up to this World Cup. I think taking a bit of pressure off him and letting him enjoy his football can only be a good thing.

“What is good about the squad at the minute is there are a lot of young players and it is a bit different. Hopefully they’ll go into the tournament with less fear and the lack of experience can help the players. I genuinely do believe that. They will go out there and continue what they have been doing this season.