Rooney retains captaincy
WAYNE Rooney will remain England captain, new manager Sam Allardyce confirmed
The 30-year-old - who
was criticised over his performances when he skippered England at the
Euro 2016 finals - should lead out England for the first time under Allardyce in Sunday's match against Slovakia.
"Wayne has been an excellent captain for England and the manner in which he has fulfilled the role made it an easy decision for me
to ask him to continue," Allardyce told TheFA.com.
"Wayne's record speaks for itself. He is the most senior member of the squad and he is hugely respected by his peers.
"All of these factors point towards him being the right choice to lead the team."