Wayne Rooney calls Phil Foden the “best footballer England’s have” and insists that he MUST play against Wales

Wayne Rooney calls Phil Foden ‘the best footballer England has’ and insists he MUST start against Wales on Tuesday…

Wayne Rooney has called up England boss Gareth Southgate to start Phil Foden in the Three Lions’ final group stage match.

England take on Wales at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium on Tuesday, knowing that qualification for the knockout rounds is all but certain despite a disappointing draw with the US on Friday.

Southgate came under fire after the result as many questioned why Foden was not called up as England struggled to create chances.

Wayne Rooney has insisted that Phil Foden should start England’s final group stage match at the World Cup

Man City Did Not Play As England Struggled With The Us To Draw 0-0 On Friday

Man City did not play as England struggled with the US to draw 0-0 on Friday

Write in his column for The timesthe DC United boss agreed that he couldn’t understand why the 22-year-old was not named.

“I thought it was very odd that Foden didn’t come on as a substitute against the US and as I wrote in these pages before the tournament he would be an important part of my starting side if I were in charge of England. Technically he is the best football player England has.

“I think when you have a talent like Foden you just have to play him. He is now a different player to the one we saw at Euro 2020 when he struggled to impress.

“He is more mature and came to this tournament after a long period of brilliant performances for Manchester City. It has the shape that fits the power. If I were him I would be very frustrated that I didn’t get on the field at any point in Friday’s game.’

The 22-Year-Old Came Into The Tournament In Qatar In The Best Form Of His Career

The 22-year-old came into the tournament in Qatar in the best form of his career

Foden came into the tournament on the back of some of the best form of his Manchester City career. The 22-year-old has scored seven Premier League goals from 14 appearances this season and provided a further three assists.

Rooney also praised Southgate for showing confidence in Harry Maguire after the much-maligned Manchester United defender put in another solid performance in an England shirt.

“(Maguire) was England’s best player on Friday and played an excellent game against Iran. He showed the quality on the ball, solid defense and undeniable threat on set pieces that make him so important to the team.’

Rooney Also Praised Southgate For Showing Confidence In Harry Maguire By Starting Him In Both Games

Rooney also praised Southgate for showing confidence in Harry Maguire by starting him in both games

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