England captain Wayne Rooney denies player revolt over Roy Hodgson

England captain Wayne Rooney has said reports that senior players had lost faith in manager Roy Hodgson during Euro 2016 were "completely untrue," in a statement to Press Association Sport.

Reports had suggested that some players were upset about the changes in personnel, the use of Raheem Sterling in the XI against Iceland and some tactical decisions. However, Rooney hit out, claiming that was not true.

"In response to the recent media reports, I'd like to say that [suggestions senior players lost faith in manager Roy Hodgson are] completely untrue," he said.

"On behalf of the players, we completely supported the England manager but we understand his reasons for stepping down.

"We had absolute faith in the build-up and throughout the tournament."

Hodgson said he was not aware of any revolt while in the dressing room.

"If it was true then they disguised it well from me and coaching staff," he said at his final news conference on Tuesday.

"We had no indication from the players that they were anything but behind what we were doing, behind the game plans that we had. They tried hard to execute them.

"In the game against Slovakia we dominated the game from start to finish and all we could be accused of from a critical point of view was that we didn't take our chances."

England's players arrived back from France on Tuesday afternoon, their plane landing at Luton airport. There was no sign of any supporters waiting for the team.

Those from London clubs -- Tottenham's Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane, Chelsea's Gary Cahill and Arsenal's Jack Wilshere among them -- and Leicester's Jamie Vardy left in separate cars waiting on the runway to collect them.

The remainder of the squad was then flown on to Manchester.