Monday, 19 November, 2018

Alan Shearer has his say on Wayne Rooney's England return vs USA

The 33-year-old announced his international retirement over a year ago The 33-year-old announced his international retirement over a year ago
Chelsea Rogers | 05 November, 2018, 23:10

"The boys will love to see him and if I was one of those young forwards, I would be thinking "if I can achieve even half [of what Rooney has achieved], then it's special".

It's being labelled as a "send-off" for Rooney, who has been enjoying a wonderful spell out in the States with D.C. United.

Wayne Rooney is set to come out of global retirement to make a farewell appearance for England against the United States next month.

The team went out on penalties to Columbus Crew.

But the decision has caused a stir among some England fans, and 125-time England goalkeeper Shilton is among those perplexed by the news.

The 33-year-old, England's record scorer with 53 goals, will win a 120th cap in the comeback appearance on Nov. 15 - two years after his last worldwide match against Scotland in November 2016. "I would like to thank (manager) Gareth Southgate and the FA for inviting me back and helping to support my foundation in the process".

India Thrash Windies by Nine Wickets, Clinch Series 3-1
Rohit, who scored an unbeaten 63 to guide his team to victory, is now on 1030 runs with Bairstow in the third position with 1025. India's chase didn't begin well as Shikhar Dhawan chopped one on to the stumps against Oshane Thomas on 6 in the second over.

Wayne Rooney is set to make his return to England duty in a couple of weeks time.

"But England play Croatia in the Nations League three days after this United States of America match, so turning it into a testimonial means Gareth's players will not be preparing properly for the important game which follows it", Shearer added.

Rooney, who began his career at Everton, spent 13 seasons at Manchester United.

He went on to retire from worldwide football and was not part of England's World Cup squa in Russian Federation.

Former internationals such as Peter Shilton and Alan Shearer have questioned the call, with the latter suggesting that Rooney is being granted "a testimonial" in which to earn a 120th cap. Yet the move still risks accusations of the FA devaluing the fixture, which comes three days before England's potentially decisive Nations League tie with Croatia at the same venue.

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