'It's completely wrong!' - Rooney's England return outrages Shilton

'It's completely wrong!' - Rooney's England return outrages Shilton

It comes after Rooney's impressive maiden campaign in MLS, where the striker helped steer DC United from bottom of the Eastern Conference to the play-offs with 12 goals in a late-season run.

Wayne Rooney is in line to come out of England retirement for a one-off appearance against the United States in an global friendly at Wembley later this month, Britain's Sun tabloid reported.

Rooney, England's record goalscorer with 53 goals in 14 years with the Three Lions, moved to America in the summer when he joined Washington club DC United.

The DC United striker, who retired from global football in August 2017, will make a one-off comeback in the fund-raising friendly to honour a record-breaking worldwide career, according to The Sun.

Although Harry Kane is the current England captain, he will give the armband over to Rooney for the special occasion.

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"I am truly humbled and hugely excited to play for England at Wembley again", Rooney said in an FA statement. Rooney, who will be making his 120th appearance for his country, called time on his England career just as new manager Gareth Southgate was putting his faith in younger player towards the start of his tenure.

He will not be a part of England's squad for a Nations League clash against Croatia at Wembley three days after the United States game. "It's fitting the match will be against the United States of America".

"The connection between the FA and former England players is something that has always been very important to me", Southgate said.

He is not expected to start or captain the side against the USA, but will be brought on as a substitute in a charity match arranged to raise funds for the Rooney Foundation, which aims to improve the lives of disadvantaged children.

The Wayne Rooney Foundation focuses on improving the lives of disadvantaged children.

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