Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Rooney and Wilson named in England squad, but no Rice

Rooney and Wilson named in England squad, but no Rice

Shortly after the announcement it was also reported that the FA would donate the match funds to the Wayne Rooney Foundation, as well as light up Wembley's arches in gold; the colour used by the charity.

The Football Association announced on Sunday that Rooney would be awarded his 120th cap as a tribute to his England career which appeared to have come to an end when he retired from worldwide football in August 2017.

England's decision to recall Wayne Rooney for a friendly clash with the United States has sparked a "circus", says Harry Redknapp, but he is not the first player to be handed an undeserved cap.

"He deserves it. He was a great captain for us. There were a lot of experienced winners in the dressing room, and me and Wayne were close in age with similar backgrounds and we just got on and clicked", Fletcher told Sky Sports News. "So if he plays, of course he'll be the captain".

Harry Kane said: "Yes of course".

"But I can't get too angry and upset if England want to give Rooney a send-off because we've treated our greatest players so badly in the past".

Gomez is expected to be named in Southgate's team if he is fit to play, given his form for Liverpool and England this season.


"I really think it's important that the former players feel part of what we're doing with England".

"Wayne was one of our greatest ever England players".

"Everyone should get right behind it and it will be a great send-off".

"When he came on in his last game, Jordan Henderson ran over and gave him the armband".

Kane has scored 19 times so far in his England career - 34 goals shy of Rooney's current record of 53, but was non-committal on whether he has an eye on surpassing that tally.

Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has said that the club "were worried" that Wayne Rooney would move to Real Madrid as the Englishman developed at Old Trafford.

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