Wayne Rooney will be wearing the captain’s armband when he makes his 120th appearance for England against the United States on Thursday. The DC United forward has reportedly received the green signal from the fellow senior players for the testimonial match.
Rooney, who scored 53 goals, will come as a substitute in the friendly match. The 33-year-old England’s all-time leading goal scorer joined the rest of the England squad at St George’s Park for a training session and team meeting.
In his first time appearance for England in two years, Rooney will be playing as a second-half substitute. The second-most capped player said it is a "huge honour" to be granted a farewell appearance for England.
“Looking forward to meeting up with the @England squad later today, always a huge honour. An exciting week for @FoundationWR!” Rooney tweeted.
Rooney, who scored 253 goals for Manchester United made his 119 England appearances against Scotland in November 2016. He left Everton in July, 2018 to join DC United for the Major League Soccer.