Wayne Rooney to return to England squad for friendly match against USA

Wayne Rooney to return to England squad for friendly match against USA

Rooney, who now plays for MLS side DC United, had ended his global career with 119 caps and a record 53 goals.

Blackburn's 1995 Premier League victor turned football pundit Chris Sutton has condemned the plan in his column for the Daily Mail, and says the match with the United States is nothing month than an exhibition.

He will also get the chance to add to his tally of 53 worldwide goals, with those efforts having made him the only man to pass a half-century of strikes for the Three Lions.

Rooney, who will be making his 120th appearance for his country, called time on his England career just as new manager Gareth Southgate was putting his faith in younger player towards the start of his tenure.

Wayne Rooney will put on an England shirt again for the final time in a friendly against the United States at Wembley on November 15th.

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There is a school of thought that the FA do not allow England's greatest players a dignified exit from worldwide football but no-one can accuse them of not treating Rooney well.

Rooney retired from global duty in August 2017 as England's record goalscorer, while he has won more caps than any other outfield player.

The team went out on penalties to Columbus Crew. "It's fitting the match will be against the US".

The FA added the match would give the Wembley crowd the "chance to show their appreciation of one of England's greats as the curtain comes down on a glittering Three Lions career that spanned three FIFA World Cups and three UEFA European Championships".

"If Rooney wants to raise money for his foundation then he would be better served booking Wembley, inviting an all-star XI and holding a charity match". Rooney will also be training with the squad as they prepare for their Nations League game v Croatia, although he is not set to feature in that one.

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