Coleen Rooney defends England captain Wayne Rooney in Twitter outburst

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Despite England having won both of their World Cup qualifiers so far this season, captain Wayne Rooney has remained the biggest talking point amongst fans and the media.

Not only is the 30-year-old the Three Lions' most capped outfield player and all-time top goalscorer, but has also been a fine leader for the country.

However, despite England more than comfortably seeing off Malta 2-0 at Wembley on Saturday evening, fans jeered and booed the Manchester United star, despite putting in a ok performance.


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The striker turned midfielder did little wrong in the game, aside from a horrible first-half challenge that left one of Malta's players grounded. But perhaps considering the level of opposition, expectant Three Lions fans wanted to see more from the former Everton youngster.

It is not the first time in Rooney's career that he has had to deal with criticism, however, his wife Coleen was left unimpressed with fans' reactions to her husband's performance on Saturday evening.

With speculation looming earlier on Monday that the England captain is set to be dropped for England's visit to Slovenia on Tuesday, Coleen vented her frustrations on Twitter.

"Love the way Anyone & Everyone has to have an Opinion. Lighten up, life is short, give people a break. Some forget others have feelings too." Coleen tweeted.

But the 30-year-old television presenter was not ready to ignore the onslaught of tweets she received from England fans following her tweet; instead reminding fans that the impact of their booing of the England star not only impacts the player, but their children, also.

One fan suggested the United star's high wages meant that fans had the right to scrutinise Rooney for his performances. However, that idea did not sit well with Coleen, as can be seen below.

Caretaker boss Gareth Southgate confirmed Rooney has been dropped in a press conference on Monday and it will undoubtedly remain a big talking point for the remainder of Southgate's reign, which will end with a friendly against Spain in November.

Should the former Middlesbrough defender manage to secure the Three Lions job on a permanent basis, Rooney's England future could remain under serious scrutiny for the long term.

The United man has already made it clear he will retire after the 2018 World Cup, but with his current predicament putting his place in the team in doubt, the striker's selection could be in question.

What does the future hold for Wayne Rooney's international career? Have your say in the comment box below.

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