England captain Rooney dropped for Slovenia game

Three Lions interim manager Gareth Southgate has dropped the Manchester United star for Tuesday's World Cup qualifying match in Slovenia.

England captain Wayne Rooney has been dropped for the side's World Cup qualifier in Slovenia on Tuesday, interim manager Gareth Southgate has confirmed.

Rooney – England's record goal-scorer – has only scored once in 12 appearances for club and country this season and was booed during a midfield appearance in the Three Lions' 2-0 victory over Malta at Wembley on Saturday.

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson will be skipper in the absence of Rooney, who will make way for Eric Dier to start. 

"I understand and respect the manager's decision, and I will support the players and be ready to come on if needed," said Rooney.

"Hopefully we can get three points. I show great pride playing for my country, whether that's from the bench or from the start."