Southgate defends Shaw, Smalling

England interim manager Gareth Southgate backed Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling after Jose Mourinho appeared to criticise the Manchester United duo. Shaw and Smalling missed United’s win over Swansea City on Sunday, leading to Mourinho seemingly questioning their bravery. Neither will feature for England in upcoming matches against Scotland and Spain, but Southgate has no

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Southgate demands Rooney stays in position

Interim England manager Gareth Southgate says captain Wayne Rooney must demonstrate positional discipline during his tenure.  Under-21 coach Southgate has taken control of the senior team following the departure after just one match in charge of Sam Allardyce, who was recorded by undercover reporters discussing the circumvention of Football Association transfer regulations. Veteran Rooney has

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