Is Hodgson wrong to pick Rooney for England’s Euro 2016 squad?

Wayne Rooney-Euro 2016

The three Lions head coach Roy Hodgson has released his provisional squad for the Euro 2016 competition which is typically divisive. The team which includes James Milner, Fabian Delph, Andros Townsend and Wayne Rooney has raised many debates and arguments between the English fans and also some pundits.

Major of the criticism have been apportioned to the national team skipper Wayne Rooney as his position in the England squad has been questioned several times since the start of Hodgson’s reign. Rooney’s Manchester United and England career have been on the decline since the end of sir Alex Ferguson’s reign and this has led to him being heavily criticized by the English fans.

Many social media users have spoken out their disapproval of the selection of the national team captain Rooney, some went as far as tagging his call up as a waste of space.

Is Hodgson wrong to have picked Rooney? Are there reasons for Rooney’s selection?

Rooney justified Euro selection?

Rooney scored in their final game of the season after his so-called controversial inclusion into the English Squad for the Euro 2016 competition in France which has raised many dust of criticism among the fans, the national team captain has gone on to silence his critics in his last game against AFC Bournemouth as he showed what he can do for the three lions as he scored his 100th Old Trafford goal in the game.

Wayne Rooney scored the opener in the game with a nice team work and his team mates and fellow England international Marcus Rashford and Ashley Young scored the remaining two goals respectively but their 3-1 win over Bournemouth wasn’t enough to take them to Champions League next season.

Wayne Rooney’s stats for the 2015/16 season

Rooney Made 44 appearances during the 2015/16 campaign, 40 for Manchester United and 4 for England, scoring a total of 18 goals (1 Hat-Trick) for the season. And 15 of these goals were scored for Manchester United while 3 were scored for the Three Lions. He received a total of 5 yellow cards and no red card during the season.

Rooney’s side, be it Manchester United or England have not lost any of the games he scored in. Wayne Rooney still has a chance of scoring more goals and lifting a Silverware this season with Manchester United, as they will be facing Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 21st May 2016.

Now, it’s over to you. Does Rooney justify his selection in the England squad for the Euro 2016?