England Fans Vote For Preferred Starting XI…Rashford Picked Ahead of Rooney & Vardy

England Fans Vote For Preferred Starting XI…Rashford Picked Ahead of Rooney & Vardy

England fans have been voting for their own Three Lions starting XI over the past few days and, surprise surprise, Wayne Rooney is nowhere to be seen.

The BBC have conducted a poll amongst supporters over the last 24 hours, with the results a pretty damning indictment of the country’s all-time top-scorer.

And Rooney – who collected just 19% of the votes – won’t be too pleased to see that his 19-year-old Manchester United colleague Marcus Rashford is picked ahead of him, with 59% of the votes, in a two-pronged attack with Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

Intriguingly, Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson wasn’t included in the starting line-up, and nor was Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, who has struggled to get any sort of meaningful game time for England of late.

Here’s the line-up in full:


Rooney’s omission is probably expected, given the stick he has taken from the England support of late, but Vardy’s, and particularly Henderson’s raises eyebrows, considering how influential he seems to in the dressing room.

What do you make of the choices? How would you tweak it, if at all?

Let us know in the comments section below…



We react to Scotland’s dismal World Cup qualifiers against Lithuania and Slovakia before considering Gordon Strachan’s future as national team manager:

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