Wayne Rooney to return to England squad for friendly match against USA

• Forward retired from international duty in 2017
• Match will be used as a fundraiser for Rooney’s foundation

Wayne Rooney will return to the England squad this week for the friendly fixture against the United States with the Football Association to honour the national team’s highest goalscorer for his efforts over his lengthy career.

Gareth Southgate has taken the surprise decision to recall Rooney, who retired from international football last year, for the friendly fixture at Wembley on 15 November. The 33-year-old is set to start among the substitutes but the intention is to bring him on to earn his 120th cap and seek to add to his record 53-goal haul. The DC United striker is not expected to captain the side.

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