Wayne Rooney to make one-off England return vs USA

Wayne Rooney will come out of international retirement to make a sensational return to the England team when they play the USA on November 15, Sky Sports News has been told.

Gareth Southgate and the FA have taken the decision to include him in the squad for the upcoming friendly, which will be live on Sky Sports Main Event, as a gesture in support of the Wayne Rooney Foundation, the charity which stands to benefit from the proceeds of the match.

His 120th cap will come more than 14 months after initially calling time on his international career, but Sky Sports News understands reports suggesting he will also be made captain for the game are wide of the mark.

The former England captain is second on the all-time list of appearances made for England and currently six behind Peter Shilton’s record of 125.

His last appearance for England came in a 3-0 win against Scotland in November 2016.

England’s top scorer will also be hoping to add to his tally of 53 international goals.

Rooney has been in good form with MLS club side DC United, scoring 12 times to help lift the team from the bottom of the table into the play-offs. Their season ended on Thursday night when they suffered a penalty shootout defeat to Columbus Crew in the first round of the play-offs.

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