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Published: 09:28 | 5/9/16

Allardyce will not tell Rooney where to play


England manager Wayne Rooney will not tell Wayne Rooney where to play because of his experience at international football.

Allardyce had intimated that Rooney would play as the number ten for Sunday's 2018 World Cup qualifying opener against Slovakia, but the skipper adopted a deeper role for the 1-0 win.

Despite being the manager, Allardyce believes Rooney's record with England affords him the right to decide where to play.

"He played a bit deeper than he does at United, but Wayne's comfortable, when I talk to him, about the position," Allardyce said after the 1-0 win.

"He wasn't in a goalscoring position today but his passing was excellent and we ended up getting what we wanted. Against a different team, you may play a different system.

"But this is the most decorated outfield player in England. I think that he holds a lot more experience at international football than me as an international manager.

"Using his experience with a team, and playing as a team member, it's not for me to say where he's going to play.

"It's up to me to ask whether he's doing well in that position, and contributing. If so, great."

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