“I can’t see him not starting, but it’s up to Roy obviously, but for me he’s got to start because we’re not overloaded with world class strikers. We need Rooney, we need him playing well, and if he is then we’re a much better team.”

“It may be that Roy plays a little like Liverpool did this year, and play with three forwards that rotate and interchange positions, and look to get lots of movement out of them.

“I’m sure when they lose the ball they’ll have different systems and rigid positions to pick up shape, but when we have the ball, there’ll be movement.”

“Wayne is an important player, and when he’s on form England has a great chance.”