Rooney not making any England demands, honoured by ‘special’ farewell match

first_img revealed Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Wayne Rooney is delighted to be given the chance to wear an England shirt once more, and hopes his Three Lions farewell could be repeated in the future for the likes of Harry Kane.The former Manchester United star will win his 120th and final cap on Thursday as a substitute against the United States at Wembley, a move that has sparked widespread debate since it was announced. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City LATEST Wayne Rooney is back in the England fold for one last time latest Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update BEST OF Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos 2 2 gameday cracker whoops scrap Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ tense “We were speaking probably for about 12 months about different ideas and there was an opportunity to do the game before the World Cup which I didn’t feel was right, I think it wasn’t the right time to do that,” Rooney said.“We both felt it was the right time to do it (now), my season in the States is over, and it’s against the USA and it’s a friendly match before the lads play against Croatia on Sunday. We all felt it was the right time and the right game.”The DC United forward has scored 53 goals in 119 appearances for England and last played for his country against Scotland two years ago.He admitted it will be “strange” playing at Wembley once again but added: “It (is) something I am looking forward to. I had my first training session yesterday and it was strange getting in amongst the players at training.“To run out at Wembley again will be something I will be proud of and it will be a special moment.” SORRY Rooney, United and England’s record goalscorer, said: “I think as a country obviously we haven’t done anything like this before.“This is the first time and I hope that in 10 or 15 years time we’re sat here for someone, say Harry Kane, who could possibly go on and get the goalscoring record and it’ll be something which will happen again.“Of course it’s something different and I’m not asking people to agree with it. I think what is important, as well as that the game is going to go ahead and that I’m going to take part, is that there would be money raised for the children as well in the Wayne Rooney Foundation which is important to me.”Rooney said talks with the Football Association about one last match have been ongoing for some time and that he turned down the chance to play his farewell game before this summer’s World Cup. Wayne Rooney is England’s all-time record goalscorer and second most-capped player The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Most Read Football News And he stressed he is making no demands on England boss Gareth Southgate ahead of his farewell game.“As I said to Gareth, whatever he wants is what I will try and give him. I obviously know this is the last (England) game for me and I’m not putting any pressure on,” Rooney added.“I’m not making any demands, my message to Gareth was ‘you get what you need out of me and when you feel it’s right to bring me on that’s fine for me’.”last_img read more