Rooney to make England swansong against U.S. next week

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Cristiano Ronaldo suggests that he would like to one day reunite with Wayne Rooney, who he partnered for five years at Manchester United.

Wayne Rooney's one-off return to the England squad in a charity friendly against US has been branded "wrong" and "backwards" by former Three Lions star Peter Shilton.

Despite Rooney's impressive form in the MLS since moving to DC United in July, where he helped the team into the playoffs after scoring 12 goals in 21 games, his return to the England set-up is purely on a one-off basis, sources have told ESPN FC.

The match will be called The Wayne Rooney Foundation International in support of Rooney's charitable interests, and the DC United striker is expected to win his 120th cap at Wembley.

Rooney's last appearance for England came in November 2016 in a 3-0 victory over Scotland.

Rooney's last game for the Three Lions was against Scotland at Hampden Park past year but the former Manchester United star will be looking forward to get a proper farewell match against the Americans.

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The FA will attempt to compare the occasion to the farewell Germany granted Lukas Podolski, as he retired from worldwide football after facing England in a friendly in Dortmund in March 2017.

"I would like to thank Gareth Southgate and The FA for inviting me back and helping to support my Foundation in the process".

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

Shilton won 125 caps before retiring after the 1990 World Cup, when England reached the semi-finals - just as they did this summer.

Rooney, 33, joined D.C. this summer after a glittering career with Manchester United and Everton, as well as on the worldwide stage with England.

England will use the match against the US as preparation for their UEFA Nations League match against Croatia on November 18.

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