Wayne Rooney is set to come out of international retirement for England’s friendly against the United States later this month to mark his contribution to the national team.
It is understood Rooney – who is England and Manchester United’s record goalscorer – will feature for Gareth Southgate’s side in a one-off appearance on November 15.
The 33-year-old, now playing in Major League soccer with DC United, has not played for England in almost two years, but the match at Wembley a week on Thursday is set to be his 120th senior appearance in an England shirt.
The match against the US is also expected to raise money for the Wayne Rooney Foundation, and will provide England supporters with the chance to give the country’s all-time leading scorer a proper send-off.
It is understood Rooney’s involvement with England for the fixture will be made official in the coming days.
Related World Cup dream behind Springbok hooker Schalk Brits’ decision to come out of retirement Wayne Rooney believes Man United players need to improve to help Jose Mourinho Rooney, the former United and Everton forward, who scored 53 goals for the Three Lions, announced his retirement from international football in August 2017. He has scored 12 times for DC United since he joined the MLS side from Everton last summer, taking them from the bottom of the MLS to the play-offs.