Rooney 'humbled and excited' over England call-up

Rooney 'humbled and excited' over England call-up

Rooney 'humbled and excited' over England call-up

England's all-time top scorer Wayne Rooney had called it a day on his global career but he is set to come out of retirement for a final farewell match against the United States at Wembley later this month, The Football Association confirmed on Sunday.

The Sun On Sunday exclusively revealed that Gareth Southgate and the FA have been planning how to pay tribute to the country's all-time leading goalscorer since he announced his retirement more than 14 months ago.

According to SunSport revealed that Gareth Southgate will name Rooney in the upcoming worldwide friendly match with the US to earn his 120th cap in the friendly at Wembley on 15 November. I would like to thank Gareth Southgate and The FA for inviting me back and helping to support my Foundation in the process. It should be the greatest honour and reward playing for your country but the reality is that the MLS is nowhere near the same level as the Premier League.

While former England striker Shearer is pleased that DC United forward Rooney has the chance to enjoy a Wembley farewell, he thinks the 33-year-old should have been invited as a guest, not a player. "It's fitting that the match will be against the United States of America and I hope that both sets of fans enjoy the game", he added. I hope that whilst I am with the squad I can pass on some of my experience. I was lucky to enjoy a long and successful career with a great many people helping me to achieve my dreams.

It is understood Rooney's involvement with England for the fixture will be made official in the coming days.

The 33-year-old is a record goalscorer for both Manchester United and England, has not played worldwide football for almost two years.

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.

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