Wayne Rooney's son asked for an England kit with Jamie Vardy's name on the back


It’s a sign of the times when the son of England’s highest ever goalscorer is asking for a national kit with Leicester City’s number nine on the back.

Well, that’s exactly what one of Wayne Rooney’s three sons asked for (although it probably wasn’t Kit, who’s only a few months old). The England captain, sidelined through injury, is on punditry duty for ITV.

The Manchester United striker said: “My lad asked me to get an England kit with Vardy on the back,” much to Ian Wright’s amusement, before going on to praise the former Fleetwood Town man. “Obviously the impact he’s had this season in the Premier League and now for England is great for English football, and hopefully he can continue that and score more goals.” he said.

Other highlights from the 30-year-old include the confirmation that even the best footballers lack creativity off the pitch:

A pretty decent quote on Johan Cruyff’s impact on his career…

And the legions of people saying Rooney is right where they want him.

Although there are plenty disagreeing with the comments you read above.

But, despite talking about how much he’d love to captain England at a tournament, it appears Rooney himself is aware just how fierce the competition within the squad has become.

Over to you Roy.

(Anthony Devlin/PA)