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Wayne Rooney set to make his debut as Monday Night Football pundit

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Everton captain appeared as a pundit for ITV during England’s friendly with Holland last year. WAYNE ROONEY is reportedly set for a Monday Night Football debut. The Everton captain appeared as a pundit for ITV during England’s friendly with Holland last year.

 

Rooney during a previous appearance as a pundit for ITV

 

The Mail say that Rooney could now make his Sky Sports bow after the hectic Christmas schedule. The broadcast giants are said to have had Rooney lined up for an appearance for some time. And it is claimed that Sky have now approached the former Manchester United and England skipper – who is up for it. An appearance would likely make for decent viewing, with former team-mate and Three Lions coach Gary Neville a regular on the show.

 

Roo could make an appearance alongside Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville

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Jamie Carragher, a rival of Rooney’s during the forward’s first stint at Everton and then United, could also be on the bill. Sky have previously brought in big names for MNF, including managers Jurgen Klopp, Ronald Koeman, Sam Allardyce, Eddie Howe and Claudio Ranieri.

By the time Everton have faced Liverpool in their FA Cup third round clash on January 5, they will played 10 games in 36 days.

 

Rooney with Carragher back in the Liverpool legend’s playing days

 

Rooney would be more likely to make a TV appearance once the club’s gruelling schedule has eased up. With Rooney now retired from international football, BBC and ITV bosses will take a keen interest ahead of next year’s World Cup.

The BBC will broadcast England’s games against Tunisia and Panama, with ITV showing the crunch clash with Belgium. Full Saturday Premier League preview featuring West Ham v Chelsea and Tottenham v Stoke

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