Former Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur star Jermaine Jenas’s message to Wayne Rooney

Former Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas reflects on making his England debut alongside Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney.

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney earned his 100th England cap on Saturday.

The 29-year-old made it a memorable occasion as well, scoring the equaliser as the Three Lions came from behind to get the better of Slovenia 3-1 at London’s Wembley Stadium in the Euro 2016 Group E qualifier (click here to read more).

Rooney is one of the best players in the world and arguably one of England’s greatest ever, and he has done admirably well than his fellow debutants from 11 years ago.

The former Everton star made his debut for England back in February 2003 in a 3-1 defeat to Australia at the Boleyn Ground.

Four other players made their first appearance for England in that game, one of them being Jermaine Jenas.

Currently a free agent after leaving Queens Park Rangers at the end of the 2013-14 season, the former Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder could make only 21 appearances for England, scoring one goal in the process.

On Saturday, Jenas recalled the day he made his England debut alongside Rooney and sent a congratulatory message to the United star on social networking site Twitter.

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