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RYAN GIGGS has sug­gested that Wayne Rooney could be “con­fused” by Jose Mour­inho’s in­sis­tence that he is not a mid­fielder and that he should play up front. Giggs, ap­pear­ing as a pun­dit on ITV’s cov­er­age of Eng­land’s World Cup qual­i­fier against Slove­nia, was re­act­ing to Gareth South­gate’s de­ci­sion to drop the na­tional team cap­tain to the bench. “I see a player who’s go­ing through a tran­si­tional pe­riod, I went through it when I was 29 or 30, where I was a winger and I couldn’t knock it around a de­fender and get it the other side,” Giggs said. “I feel a lit­tle bit sorry for him. To­wards the end of last sea­son and for Eng­land in the sum­mer he was played in that deeper role, then he was told he’s play­ing as a No. 9 or a No. 10. He’s prob­a­bly a bit con­fused. The only way he can get it back is on the train­ing pitch,” he added.

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