Wayne Rooney voted England Player of the Year for 2015

by Tanveer Arayan

Wayne Rooney has been named England Player of the Year for 2015 for the second year running.

The 30-year-old scored five goals in eight appearances for England last year and also passed Sir Bobby Charlton as the country’s all-time record goalscorer during Euro 2016 qualification, so it doesn’t come as too much of a surprise to see him win the award.

The England captain received 37% of the votes and has now won the award four times in his career.

Rooney hardly put in a barnstorming year for England and it’s indicative of how little competition he has for the award. The fact he only got 37% of the vote but won shows that there was no stand-out candidate for the award.

From Manchester United’s point of view, it can’t be a bad thing that Rooney won the award. Maybe his great goal against Swansea and then this award can both act as a galvanisation for him and he’ll go on to score 20 goals between now and the end of the season? We can only dream.

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