Daniel Sturridge is the answer to England’s goalscoring woes – according to former Manchester United legend Paul Scholes.
Scholes, who was capped 66 times and scored 14 goals for the national side, made the comments to the Oldham Evening Chronicle.
The 41 year old believes our frontman should be picked ahead of both Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy.
“I think if I was to change anything I’d play Daniel Sturridge instead of Harry Kane,” he said.
“I do like Kane, I think he’s a great centre-forward, but I think if you’re playing somebody up front on his own, you need someone with pace and skill, somebody who’ll occupy the defenders a bit more. I think Sturridge would do that.
“For some reason it seems he’s dropped right down the pecking order, but I still think he’s England’s best centre-forward and he should be playing.”
He went on to discuss England’s other options. He was adamant Vardy should be used off the bench as an impact sub, and there were other forwards ahead of him in the pecking order.
“I know people are also talking about Jamie Vardy, but there are those other strikers in front of him.
“Let’s not take it away from him, he could make a big impact with 10 or 15 minutes to go, with his energy and his speed.
“He can obviously score goals, but for now I just favour Sturridge and Kane.”