Wayne Rooney would get "angry" in England training and still be "unplayable"

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Former Arsenal hero Jack Wilshere has revealed how Wayne Rooney would use his ‘anger’ to dominate training sessions for England.

Rooney broke into the national team aged just 17 before going on to become its second-most capped player and record scorer with 53 goals.

Wilshere, 29, joined the forward in the England side in 2010 where he made 34 appearances of his own between 2010 and 2016, witnessing Rooney’s tremendous power and finishing first-hand.

And when asked by talkSPORT who he would pick as his striker out of current England captain Harry Kane and the Manchester United legend, the midfielder picked Rooney without hesitation.

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Wilshere said: “Well I played the majority of my games with England with Rooney.

“I played a few with Harry but that was when he just broke into the team, really, so I’m going to have to pick Wazza.”

Despite having previously played for Tottenham, fellow pundit Darren Bent agreed, saying: “Wazza again.

“People forget how good he was. Wazza, wow, and he was doing it from 16.

“You think about him early years when he was explosive, he was unplayable.”

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Tottenham striker Kane's international career has been no joke either – having scored a sensational 41 goals in 65 matches already for the Three Lions and led them to a Euros final last summer.

But Wilshere maintained that Rooney’s anger gave him an edge over the Spurs talisman.

He added: “He used to get angry in training. He used to pick the ball and just drive past three or four players and smash it in.

“Remember when he scored that goal for United when he was moaning at the ref?

“The Newcastle volley, he was just getting angry and then bang!”

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