Paul Scholes in action for England
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Wayne Rooney insists England could have won a major trophy if they had used Paul Scholes in the right way.
“If you look at that team, we were certainly capable of winning a trophy and it didn’t happen,” he told talkSPORT. “We were unlucky in Portugal  and Germany , going out on penalties in the quarter-finals.
“If one of those goes the other way, you never what can happen. And if we’d used Paul Scholes better that would have given us a good start. Scholesy is the best I’ve played with.
“He was the one player who had that game-management, and the mind which would have allowed him to go and play anywhere. He could put his boots on now and still play, I’m sure. He was that good.
“If we’d used him a bit more in his right position he could have certainly influenced a lot more games.”
Wayne Rooney Foundation
Wayne set up his Foundation to use his status to help vulnerable children and young people and improve their lives. He chose the NSPCC, Claire House Children’s Hospice, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and the Manchester United Foundation as beneficiaries. WR organised for all profits from his United testimonial against Everton last year to go to these chosen charities. So far he has raised £1.2m and aims to generate more income and awareness for the charities to go towards lasting projects for children in the north west and nationally.
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