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James Milner and Wayne Rooney: Tale of 2 Teenage Stars and the Virtue of Realism

England cruised to a 2-0 victory at home to Malta in their FIFA World Cup qualifying clash at Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening, with Wayne Rooney producing a moderate 90-minute performance for the Three Lions, as stand-in manager Gareth Southgate kept faith in his under-fire captain. Though Rooney acquitted himself reasonably well in north London, history suggests this will only preserve a long-standing problem within the England setup, with the Manchester United forward serving as more of an albatross than an inspiration.
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