Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney is likely to start in his favoured 'number 10' role behind Daniel Sturridge against Uruguay  Getty

Wayne Rooney is set to start in his preferred 'number 10' role as England look to get their World Cup campaign back on track against Uruguay in São Paulo tonight.

The Manchester United striker disappointed in England's 2-1 opening defeat to Italy and manager Roy Hodgson has reportedly decided Rooney should now be deployed behind Daniel Sturridge and not on the left wing where he played against the Azzurri.

Commentators leapt on the 28-year-old's showing, as well as languid performances against Ecuador and Honduras in England's warm-up friendlies, and debated what his best position was.

Former England striker and BBC pundit Alan Shearer believes Rooney should start as a free-roaming number 10 or not at all, while Rio Ferdinand backed his ex-team mate to start in the role.

But after the emergence of Raheem Sterling and the options available to Hodgson from the England bench, should England's fourth record goalscorer start at all?

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