Former Manchester United and Everton star Phil Neville defends Liverpool and England youngster Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling

Phil Neville backs Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling’s decision not to start for England against Estonia in Sunday’s Euro 2016 qualifier.

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling claiming that he was too tired to start England’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia on Sunday has been hitting the headlines.

Before the Group E qualifier at the A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn on Sunday, England manager Roy Hodgson claimed that the 19-year-old had told him during Saturday's training session that he was ‘feeling a little bit tired’ (click here to read more).

The startling revelation has been a major talking point in English football, and former England international Phil Neville has now waded in on the debate.

According to the former Manchester United and Everton star, Hodgson was right to rest Sterling. The 37-year-old has also pointed out that England won both the matches over the past few days so there is no need for people to continue criticising Sterling.

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