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John Stones: “Wayne Rooney was “brilliant” in each of his 117 appearances”

England fullback John Stones has claimed that Wayne Rooney has been “brilliant” in each of his 117 appearances for the national team.

“He wears his heart on his sleeve and gives 110% and you can see that in every performance. I am a bit shocked that booing happened,” he told reporters.

“I thought Wayne was brilliant. He has been every time he has played for England.

“In my opinion he is always up there and on form. The top players are always going to get the stick that gets piled on them because of the standards he sets.

“He has never dropped that in training once or in the games and I think that’s why he has been a top player for so long,” he added.