Wayne Rooney was played out of position on the left for England’s 2-2 draw with Ecuador yesterday, but still managed to score a goal.

Several people in the media have claimed that Rooney shouldn’t be guaranteed a starting place but the player insists he isn’t bothered what people have to say.

“I am not really interested,” he told reporters. “A lot of people have their opinions but I listen to the people around me and in the coaching set-up. I don’t listen to people outside of the set-up really so anyone, [including] journalists, can say what they want. I have got no interest in listening to them. I enjoy playing for my country – whether it is left wing, right wing, midfield or up front. I am always proud to play for England and that won’t change, no matter where I am on the pitch. It is down to the manager to pick where he plays me and I am happy to play anywhere.”

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