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Rooney: Future Is Bright For England

England striker Wayne Rooney believes that the future looks bright for the Three Lions at present, with a number of young players in the squad.

FA chairman Greg Dyke had previously dismissed the idea of England winning the FIFA World Cup and pointed out concerns of home grown players not getting selected for their English Premier League clubs.

Rooney, though, believes that there is real talent coming through the ranks - which was confirmed by a stunning debut from Andros Townsend.

"We have to reach the finals first, but I am sure once we do that the manager will have a few games to prepare for the tournament," the Manchester United forward said.

"We have got some very exciting players, young exciting players.

"I think all the talk about 'there's not enough good English players' - well, we have got six, seven or eight young players.

"Andros did great, he's an exciting player with a great future and then you have (Danny) Welbeck, (Daniel) Sturridge, (Phil) Jones, (Chris) Smalling, (Jack) Wilshere, (Alex) Oxlade-Chamberlain, (Theo) Walcott - the players we have got there, there's some talent.

"So, we are happy with the squad we have got and are looking forward to the future."

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