Rooney still our main man: Smalling

28 Sep 2016 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
The 2016-17 English Premier League - Updates!

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling feels that it was just matter of time before Wayne Rooney would start scoring again for the club and be back in the starting line-up.

Smalling was appointed captain of ManU against Leicester City at Old Trafford. The hosts won 4-1.

He added that Rooney had lot of experience and is England's and ManU's main man.

In context: The 2016-17 English Premier League - Updates!

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28 Sep 2016Rooney still our main man: Smalling