Southgate did not speak to Rooney before omission

Wayne Rooney

England manager Gareth Southgate says he did not speak to captain Wayne Rooney before leaving him out of the squad for June's matches with Scotland and France.

England's all-time leading goalscorer Rooney has only started 15 league games for Manchester United this season.

The 31-year-old was left out of the previous squad in March due to injury.

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