Wayne Rooney to make one-off England return vs USA

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Rooney, 33, is set to make a shock return to the England squad when Gareth Southgate's side take on U.S. in a friendly next month.

And now, according to The Sun, Rooney will be included in Gareth Southgate's squad for a charity fund-raising friendly against the United States on November 15.

The 33-year-old announced his global retirement in August 2017, but has been in superb form for Major League Soccer side DC United, helping his new club earn a spot in the Play Offs.

Sources had told ESPN FC of the plans on Sunday, and later in the day the FA said in a statement: "England's fixture against the United States of America is to be called The Wayne Rooney Foundation International in support of the legend's charitable interests". Playing for England has always been special to me. "I would like to thank Gareth Southgate and the Football Association for inviting me back and helping to support my foundation in the process", Rooney said in a statement.

Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien, D.C. United Co-Chairman, said, "As a club, we are thrilled that Wayne will be honoured by the English FA after such a historic and record-setting career for the Three Lions".

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It is understood Rooney's involvement with England for the fixture will be made official in the coming days.

His last global appearance was as captain in a 3-0 win over Scotland at Wembley in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in November 2016.

"This tribute to Wayne is a unique opportunity that is befitting of our nation's record goalscorer".

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.

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