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The Manchester United striker was withdrawn after scoring by Roy Hodgson in England's 1-1 draw with Poland but he topped our poll as the UK's most brilliant footballer

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is currently the best British player, according to readers.

The forward gave England a 31st-minute lead against Poland on Wednesday after meeting a Steven Gerrard corner but he was withdrawn in the second half after Kamil Glik had hauled the home side level.

The 26-year-old was named captain of the Three Lions in the 5-0 hammering of San Marino on Friday and helped himself to a brace, whilst he moved on to 32 goals for his country after giving Roy Hodgson's side the lead in Warsaw.

The former Everton striker has been forced to endure an injury-ravaged campaign so far after suffering from a horrific gash sustained following a clash with Fulham's Hugo Rodallega in United's 3-2 win at Old Trafford earlier this season. However, 36.3 per cent of readers still voted in favour of him being the best player to hail from the British Isles.

Wales manager Chris Coleman had heaped praise on Tottenham winger Gareth Bale after he inspired his country to a 2-1 win over Scotland, although they suffered a 2-0 defeat against Croatia on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old Welshman accrued 24.05% of the votes, finishing ahead of Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard with 15.02%.

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart admitted that he was at fault for Poland's equaliser after he was left clutching at thin air but he still commanded an impressive 11.19%, while Ashley Cole pulled in just 6.83% of the vote.