England players not consulted over Wayne Rooney’s farewell appearance

• Record goalscorer to feature in friendly against the USA
• Match will raise funds for Rooney’s charitable foundation

England’s players were not consulted by Gareth Southgate over the plan to offer Wayne Rooney a farewell appearance for the team, with the manager still considering which shirt to allocate the forward in the friendly against the United States.

Rooney will come out of international retirement to gain his 120th cap when he makes a brief substitute’s appearance at Wembley on 15 November. The Football Association has designated the game The Wayne Rooney Foundation International, with the 33-year-old’s foundation one of a number of charities which will benefit from the proceeds.

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