Jun 14, 2014 at 11pm UK at ​Arena Amazonia, Manaus
England
1-2
Italy
Sturridge (37')
Sterling (90')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Marchisio (35'), Balotelli (50')

Paddy Crerand: 'Play Wayne Rooney in best position'

Former Manchester United midfielder Paddy Crerand says that Wayne Rooney needs to be deployed in a central area by England.

Former Manchester United midfielder Paddy Crerand has expressed his belief that Wayne Rooney is being wasted by England.

The United forward once more came in for criticism last night following England's 2-1 defeat to Italy in their World Cup opener, despite providing the assist for Daniel Sturridge's goal.

Rooney was deployed in a wide area for much of the second period, however, and Crerand has insisted that the 28-year-old needs to be played in his best position.

"Play Wayne behind the centre forward he's England's best player play him in his best position. Wayne wants to be involved all the time," Crerand tweeted.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has also claimed that Rooney is wasted in a wide area.

Wayne Rooney of England reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between England and Italy at Arena Amazonia on June 14, 2014
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