Published: Mon, November 05, 2018
Sports | By Toni Houston

Rooney to make England swansong against U.S. next week

Rooney to make England swansong against U.S. next week

"I miss him. The future, nobody knows, maybe we'll play one day together again".

The duo have also clashed at the worldwide level during the 2006 World Cup when Ronaldo engineered Rooney's sending off following his stamp on Ricardo Carvalho.

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 moved to America earlier this year to play MLS football with DC United.

Although Harry Kane is the current England captain, he will give the armband over to Rooney for the special occasion.

The 33-year-old Rooney, who joined DC United from Everton earlier this year, retired from global duty in August 2017 as his country's record goal-scorer (53) and having won more caps (119) than any other England outfield player.

The friendly game against the United States on 15 November will give Rooney the chance to win his 120th cap and will also raise funds for the Wayne Rooney Foundation.

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Rohit, who scored an unbeaten 63 to guide his team to victory, is now on 1030 runs with Bairstow in the third position with 1025. The hosts wasted no time in completing the 105-run target after the bowlers laid the foundation of a massive victory.

At the global level, Rooney is already the most-capped outfield player in England history, and is the country's top scorer with 53 goals in 119 appearances to date.

"But England play Croatia in the Nations League three days after this U.S. match, so turning it into a testimonial means Gareth's players will not be preparing properly for the important game which follows it", Shearer added.

The team went out on penalties to Columbus Crew.

Across a 13-year worldwide career, Rooney represented England at three World Cups and three European Championships.

Rooney, meanwhile, is impressing in MLS with D.C. United following a frustrating second stint at boyhood club Everton.

The match will be called "The Wayne Rooney Foundation international".

He will not be a part of England's squad for a Nations League clash against Croatia at Wembley three days after the United States game.

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