Rooney returns for England farewell against United States

The 33-year-old announced his international retirement over a year ago

The 33-year-old announced his international retirement over a year ago

Everyone loved him. He is a fantastic boy, fantastic player.

He is also Manchester United's record goal-scorer (253).

Wayne Rooney is reportedly set for a return to global football, with Gareth Southgate set to select the striker as his captain for the upcoming fundraising friendly with the USA.

Rooney has scored 12 goals in 20 appearances for DC United during his short spell in MLS, while Ronaldo has seven goals in 13 outings for Juve.

The team went out on penalties to Columbus Crew.

"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's last game for the Three Lions was against Scotland at Hampden Park a year ago but the former Manchester United star will be looking forward to get a proper farewell match against the Americans.

Wayne Rooney is set to make his return to England duty in a couple of weeks time.

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 United States of America is to be called The Wayne Rooney Foundation International in support of the legend's charitable interests".

Despite being for a good cause, and in honour of an all-time England great, Rooney's inclusion in the latest England squad has divided opinion, with some fans wanting the FA to focus on the future rather than looking at the past. "It's fitting that the match will be against the US and I hope that both sets of fans enjoy the game".

Shilton won 125 caps before retiring after the 1990 World Cup, when England reached the semi-finals - just as they did this summer. Yet the move still risks accusations of the FA devaluing the fixture, which comes three days before England's potentially decisive Nations League tie with Croatia at the same venue.

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