Wayne Rooney the forward of United says it is a “Big Honor” to get the farewell appearance for England. He said he will get the chance “to say thank you to his fans”. Rooney is now 33-year-old and is the record goal scorer of England. He will play a part in the game opposite the United States on Thursday at Wembley.
On the Website of the club, he said, “I do not know how much I am going to play in the game. l will speak to Gareth Southgate (The manager of the club) and play for the time whatever he gives me. I am happy for this moment; rest its Gareth’s call.” The game of Thursday now called ‘The Wayne Rooney Foundation International’ will honor the player and the charity he does.
Rooney will appear in the game as a second-half substitute. He will wear the number 10 shirt and will not captain the side. In his career with the club, Rooney made 119 appearances and has scored 53 goals. He last played for his country in November 2016 against Scotland. He said “It is a big respect for the Football Association to give me this game. This is no doubt an important game as money will be raised in the game for children’s charities.”
He added, “To play and be engaged in the squad, to see Gareth Southgate, some old team-mates and some of the coaching staff, all this will make this moment great. To put on the England jersey again on the ground and in front of so many fans will be my way to say thank you to everyone who supported me. They have shown me over my time how I played for England.”