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Rooney can shine in Sturridge's shadow

May 25, 2014 - 12:47am

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For the first time, Wayne Rooney is where he needs to be ahead of a major tournament — in the shadows and almost neglected.

If he’s not quite the forgotten man, he’s certainly no more than a first among near equals.

The hopes of a global nation of England fans no longer rest entirely on his broad shoulders. Daniel Sturridge can also bear the burden.

A striking problem shared is a problem halved.

 

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