Wayne Rooney sent the England national team good luck messages as they prepare for their clash against Scotland in the World Cup qualifiers.
The player is on vacation in Greece where he is enjoying an extended summer break after being snubbed from the Three Lions set-up.
Gareth Southgate complained that Rooney was not getting top level football so he went with the other options. Rooney took to Instagram to wish the team well, posting: “Good luck to the lads against Scotland today. Do the business @England.”
Rooney is no longer an automatic option for club and country as his form drops. With United set to add two strikers this summer, things do not look for him. Even Marcus Rashford has overtaken the star in the pecking order. United could sign Alvaro Morata and Andrea Belotti soon as Jose Mourinho wants the best legs at the club.
Rooney and his wife Coleen were pictured enjoying their holiday in Mykonos as they relaxed in the sun. They were also pictured enjoying time on a yacht off the coast of the Greek Island. The whole family were recently seen in the Caribbean, where they own a luxury villa.
Rooney was quick to send tributes when the Under 20 won the World Cup in Korea recently. He could be earning lower from this summer as there are reports that United could keep him but slash his wages. He earns around £250,000 – £300,000 per week but this could be reduced to half or less as United add more players to its employ.
This might favour Rooney as he gets to balance his family and work as his career winds down.