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Rooney to make sensational England return for fund-raising friendly

Wayne Rooney to make sensational England return for fund-raising friendly against USA at Wembley

  • Wayne Rooney is set to play one final game for England at Wembley in November
  • The DC United striker will turn out for his country against the USA in a friendly
  • The 33-year-old will also be given the captain’s armband for the charity game
  • England’s friendly with USA will raise funds for the Wayne Rooney Foundation

Wayne Rooney is set to sensationally come out of international retirement to play for England one last time in a friendly against USA at Wembley this month.

The Three Lions’ all-time top goalscorer will be named in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the upcoming fund-raising charity game against the US national team on November 15, according to The Sun.

And the former Manchester United striker will be given the captain’s armband for his 120th cap in a farewell game for the 33-year-old.

Wayne Rooney is set to play one final game for England at Wembley in November

Wayne Rooney is set to play one final game for England at Wembley in November

The DC United striker will turn out for his country against the USA in a fund-raising friendly

The DC United striker will turn out for his country against the USA in a fund-raising friendly

WAYNE ROONEY’S ENGLAND CAREER 

Appearances: 119

Goals: 53

Wins: 71

Draws: 29

Defeats: 19 

Major tournaments appearances: Six

Accolades: England’s all-time top goalscorer

The DC United forward called time on his England career at the start of last season having scored 53 goals for his country over a 13-year period.

Rooney’s last appearance for his country came in the 3-0 win over Scotland two years ago, in which he has moved Stateside in that time.

He has been prolific since making his move over to Washington, dragging the MLS side off the bottom of the table and into the playoff places, scoring 12 goals in 20 appearances.

This rich vein of form is set to be topped off when he leads England out for the last time at Wembley.

Gareth Southgate is set to name Rooney in his squad and will give him the captain's armband

Gareth Southgate is set to name Rooney in his squad and will give him the captain’s armband

A source told The Sun: ‘It will give England fans the chance to say a fond farewell to a much-loved player while raising money for worthwhile causes.’

The game will raise funds for the Wayne Rooney Foundation and the game could raise more than £500,000 for various children’s charities.

As an England player, Rooney has won 71 games, drawn 29 times and lost just 19 of his matches at international level. 

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