Wayne Rooney wants holding midfield role for England at Euro 2016
By Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 16/05/16 11:43am
Wayne Rooney wants to play as a holding midfielder for England at Euro 2016, Sky sources understand.
Rooney was named by Roy Hodgson in a 26-man England squad for the forthcoming friendlies against Turkey, Australia and Portugal on Monday morning.
Rooney has been used both as a striker and as a central midfielder by Louis van Gaal this season but it is understood Hodgson will use him on the left wing in a 4-3-3 system, following conversations between the two.
Another option would be to use England's all-time leading goalscorer at the top of a midfield diamond or as a 'number 10', where he has also been used by Manchester United this season.
Sky sources understand Rooney has told the England manager than he would prefer to play at the bottom of the diamond, effectively as a holding midfielder.