Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Wayne Rooney to return for England farewell vs United States at Wembley

Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney last played for England against Scotland at Wembley in November 2016
Frederick Owens | 05 November, 2018, 05:26

Wayne Rooney will come out of worldwide retirement to make a one-off return to the England team when they play the US on November 15.

And now, according to The Sun, Rooney will be included in Gareth Southgate's squad for a charity fund-raising friendly against the United States on November 15.

The 33-year-old, who now plays for MLS side DC United, has not played for England in nearly two years.

Money raised from the match would go towards various children's charities as well as the Wayne Rooney Foundation - the Wembley Arch will even be illuminated in the foundation's gold colours.

Sources had told ESPN FC of the plans on Sunday, and later in the day the FA said in a statement: "England's fixture against the U.S. is to be called The Wayne Rooney Foundation International in support of the legend's charitable interests".

Rooney, who began his career at Everton, spent 13 seasons at Manchester United.

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At the time, the striker said: "It was great that Gareth Southgate called me this week to tell me he wanted me back in the England squad for the upcoming matches".

Including him against the U.S., so close to England's important Uefa Nations League fixture against Croatia a few days later, means that the occasion can turn into the "Wayne Rooney Show" and become a distraction.

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.

" Playing for England was the greatest honour of my career - so winning my 120th, and final, cap will be a particularly special moment for me. It's fitting the match will be against the U.S.".

His 12 goals in 21 DC appearances set up a meeting with Columbus Crew, but Rooney missed from the spot in DC's penalty shoot-out defeat following a 2-2 draw.

The player's rich vein of form, alongside his popularity among England supporters and the feeling of progress made under Southgate, have helped the FA with the decision.

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