Rooney returns for England: Former England international Wayne Rooney will make a sensational return for the Three Lions against the USA.
DC United forward Wayne Rooney retired from international duty last year. However, if reports are to be believed, Rooney could make a sensational return to the English squad as they take on USA at Wembley in the international break this month.
Wayne Rooney hasn’t played for England since 2016, when he lined up against Scotland in Wembley in 2016.
However, the English forward had lost his lace in the starting XI at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho, and was not selected for the English squad until he announced his retirement in August 2017.
If reports are to be believed, Gareth Southgate and the English Football Association have now agreed to give Rooney a farewell at the Wembley Stadium.
Rooney returns for England:
According to ESPN, Rooney will return for a one-off friendly against the USA at Wembley Stadium.
Let’s not take the Rooney recall too seriously. It’s a friendly, it’ll sell more tickets, other countries do it (Podolski / Sneijder etc) and it help makes a dull international break a tiny bit more interesting…
— Mark Ogden (@MarkOgden_) November 4, 2018
The game has been designated as a charity fundraiser by the FA, and ESPN reports that some of the funds will also go towards the Wayne Rooney Foundation.
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 4, 2018
Rooney will be presented with an award in recognition of his contributions towards the English national team. However, Rooney will not play full 90 minutes and will not be considered for selection in the Nations League game against Croatia.
Wayne Rooney ended up as the highest goalscorer for England, breaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s record. The former Manchester United player also holds the record for most appearances by an outfield player for England.
🗞 Wayne Rooney is reportedly set to make a shock return to the England side to captain the country in a friendly against USA on November 15th! 👀
The clash is expected to raise as much as £500,000 for a number of children’s charities! 👊🏻
Great to see! 👏 pic.twitter.com/Sda68laUFU
— Oddschanger (@Oddschanger) November 4, 2018
The English forward made a return to his former club Everton after leaving Manchester United last summer, and made a switch to MLS this season. He helped DC United reach the play-offs, scoring 12 goals in 21 appearances, but the team lost in the knockout round to Columbus Crew.
Disappointing result last night but there’s a lot of positives to build on for next year. Just want to thank all the fans and everybody at @dcunited for your support and making me and my family feel so welcome. Looking forward to next season already👍🏼👏🏼⚫️🔴 #DCU pic.twitter.com/EfJ8p9z8b6
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) November 2, 2018
According to ESPN, Wayne Rooney will not be opting for a loan move back to Europe in the off-season, and is instead fully dedicated to starting the new season for DC United in March.