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England captain Wayne Rooney promises to prove the doubters wrong

For Wayne Rooney, this is what it has come to. After 116 caps, a record 53 goals, some exhilarating highs and excruciating lows, the England captain sat in a room of football writers at St George’s Park and faced a question he has never been asked in all his years in the game. Had he reached the end? And, realistically, would he ever get back to his best, approaching his 31st birthday, when more and more people were suspecting he was finished?