Trevor Sinclair claims that Wayne Rooney may actually become the player

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Former England international Trevor Sinclair claims that Wayne Rooney may actually become the player to watch at Euro 2016.

The Manchester United striker is entering into a great phase in his career. Even though he has struggled to score goals regularly under the regime of Louis Van Gaal, he is starting to prove his worth by providing some important goals for the team. At 30 years of age, he will also be aware that the Euro 2016 could be his last opportunity to make a major impact at an international tournament. So far, Rooney has failed to deceive in the previous major tournaments.

For the Euro 2016, expectation is fairly low around the 30-year-old and this could be one of the reasons behind Rooney performing well according to Sinclair. The striker has 10 in 23 appearances for club and country. Only one goal has been scored for the national team during this period. Due to the injury struggles for forwards like Andy Carroll, Daniel Sturridge, and Theo Walcott, there will be a continued reliance upon Rooney even in 2016. The former Evertonian has been leading the national team for almost a decade and he is on course to becoming the record goalscorer if he gets past Bobby Charlton.

"I think Rooney could be a surprise. The amount of disappointment he has had playing for England - I remember the tournament where he was playing so well before he did his metatarsal and that was an exciting Rooney - and we've not really seen that player at major tournaments since then. As you get closer to the end of your career and feel that finishing line not many people will expect too many things from Rooney due to his past record at major tournament finals. But I think he will step up and put in performances," said Sinclair.