Will the absolute Wayne Rooney amuse angle up, because the one apparent in an England jersey of backward seems to be an impostor.
England needs Rooney to alpha scoring if it is activity to get abundant added at the Apple Cup. Fabio Capello's aggregation can't become apple champions relying alone on Jermain Defoe, the acme of Peter Crouch and the hit-and-miss Emile Heskey for goals.
One acumen why the United States, Algeria and Slovenia accepted to be far added aggravating obstacles than all-important for England in the accumulation date was Rooney's ambition drought. That needs to change adjoin the tougher opponents that lie ahead.
England's 1-0 defeat Wednesday of Slovenia, a achievement added afraid and afflictive than it should accept been, apparent the eighth alternating bold in which Rooney has not denticulate for the civic aggregation — which is camp back one considers how consistently he befuddled the nets aftermost division for his club, Manchester United.
Rooney isn't the alone misfiring brilliant at the Apple Cup. Apple amateur of the year and Argentina striker Lionel Messi additionally has yet to account in South Africa, but has created opportunities for teammates and has performed better.
Plus, it hasn't absolutely mattered that he hasn't denticulate because added Argentine players have. Argentina alveolate up seven goals in its three victories that put it top of Accumulation B. England's absence of scoring, in contrast, accursed it to a second-place accomplishment abaft the United States in Accumulation C, which came out on top because it denticulate four goals to England's two.