Last updated : 26 June 2007 By editor

…so after a World Cup last season, then a full campaign including a grueling titles race, a full FA Cup run and the semi finals of the Champions League Pearce wanted Rooney to forgo a much earned rest to help him keep his job! Yeah nice one Stuart you loon. He could have partnered David James upfront.

Pearce, "We have to get a bit of that if we're going to break down the door and actually win something. If we are going to stop talking about winning things, that's what we've got to do. Then not only do younger guys get winning experience but guys like Rooney win one, which has to be invaluable for winning a senior tournament."