Wayne Rooney arrives at St George's ahead of England farewell appearance

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"My form has been good in the States and if I got called up because of that then it would be a different situation, but this will be my last game", Sky Sports reported quoting Rooney.

Enough good ones that he's been capped 119 times - more than any English player except goalkeeper Peter Shilton, who retired with 125 caps. "We were going to do a game before the World Cup but it was not the right timing", Rooney said. "As a country, we haven't done anything like this before".

Such a notion underscores that Rooney, throughout his England career, was mismanaged on a fundamental as well as tactical level for too long. "We both felt it was right now though". Rooney holds the England record with 53 goals. Cole, who turned 37 last week, made 716 appearances and scored 104 goals for seven clubs and completed his career with Tampa Bay Rowdies in the second-tier United Soccer League.

Committed to D.C. United.

England's all-time men's goals leader came to MLS in July, lifting DC United from the bottom of the table to the playoffs in his first campaign. That his return is against the U.S. is just a coincidence and not an indication he'll be playing for England again.

Rooney can not wait for his four boys to see him take the field in an England shirt one last time, especially the fact his youngest Cass Mac will be in the ground, before the family continue their new life in Washington.

"I made the decision to obviously go to the States, and when I make a decision then I tend to stick with it", Rooney said.

Nor was there a deep search of his England back catalogue to summon memories of his barnstorming introduction to life as an worldwide footballer, with the goal against FYR Macedonia 15 years ago that made him his country's youngest scorer aged 17 years and 317 days.

"I only knew it was going to happen a couple of weeks ago".

England´s striker Wayne Rooney attends a press conference during a media day at St George´s Park in Burton-on-Trent, central England on November 13, 2018, ahead of their worldwide friendly football match against the US on November 15. "The most important thing is, speaking to the FA, we thought it was right, and the players I've spoken to think it's right", Rooney said.

"I've stepped back from that now and can analyse it, and see it was there".

Rooney also said it would not be fair to his four children to move them again.

"I saw over two years ago the talent we had with the young players", he added.

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