Rooney to play farewell game for England against the United States

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England's record goalscorer (53) has just finished his first season with new side DC United in MLS.

Blackburn's 1995 Premier League victor turned football pundit Chris Sutton has condemned the plan in his column for the Daily Mail, and says the match with the U.S. is nothing month than an exhibition.

"The boys will love to see him and if I was one of those young forwards, I would be thinking "if I can achieve even half [of what Rooney has achieved], then it's special".

Ronaldo added: "He scored many goals, what can I say?"

The Three Lions' all-time top goal scorer will make his 120th appearance against the U.S. in a friendly at Wembley.

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Rooney is set to return for England one last time in a friendly against USA.

There is a school of thought that the FA do not allow England's greatest players a dignified exit from worldwide football but no-one can accuse them of not treating Rooney well.

He said: "It was great that Gareth Southgate called me this week to tell me he wanted me back in the England squad for the upcoming matches".

Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo has hinted he might reunite with his former Manchester United teammate Wayne Rooney in the MLS.

"But England play Croatia in the Nations League three days after this US 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.

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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.

He has featured in three World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014) and three European Championships (2004, 2012, 2016) for the Three Lions, and captained the squad at Euro 2016.

Wayne Rooney has won more caps than any other England outfield player.

England also play Croatia at Wembley in the Nations League on November 18.

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Despite the goal, United attack remained biteless in the first half and was lucky not to concede another goal. "We didn't press. The work we did during the week - I feel like people watching this game won't believe how hard we trained this week".

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