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England striker Wayne Rooney

"But I keep hearing managers and players complaining that there is too much football.And now we are to have a testimonial in mid-November".

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 will come out of global retirement temporarily to make a farewell appearance for England against the United States.

Rooney, who has scored 53 goals for England, will make a brief cameo towards the end of the Wembley clash in a move created to commemorate the legendary striker's worldwide career.

England face a crucial UEFA Nations League match against Croatia a few days after the friendly against the United States, though Rooney is not expected to play any part in that game.

The 33-year-old - England's record goalscorer with 53 - has not played for the Three Lions since a 3-0 victory over Scotland in November 2016.

At the global level, Rooney is already the most-capped outfield player in England history, and is the country's top scorer with 53 goals in 119 appearances to date.

His 12 goals in 21 DC appearances set up a meeting with Columbus Crew, but Rooney missed from the spot in DC's penalty shoot-out defeat following a 2-2 draw.

"Playing for England was the greatest honor of my career - so winning my 120th, and final, cap will be a particularly special moment for me".

"But England play Croatia in the Nations League three days after this U.S. 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.

Across a 13-year worldwide career, Rooney represented England at three World Cups and three European Championships.

"If Rooney wants to raise money for his foundation then he would be better served booking Wembley, inviting an all-star XI and holding a charity match".

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