MOUR CONFUSION FOR ROONEY
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.