Wayne Rooney Reveals His Favourite England Goals

       Gareth Southgate says the England players wanted Wayne Rooney to have the number 10 shirt against the USA as

Sven Goran Eriksson took over as England manager after Kevin Keegan's resignation in 2000 and was initially a controversial figure after becoming England's first foreign managerial appointment.

Wayne Rooney says he wanted to finish his career at Manchester United but believes he chose the right time to leave the club.

Rooney is back in England to make his final global appearance in Thursday's friendly match with the United States at Wembley.

"Fabian is captaining his country for the first time and it is brilliant reward for him".

Fabian Delph will start the match as captain but will hand the armband to Rooney when the DC United striker comes on as a substitute in the second half. He is an outstanding player and outstanding person, ' explained Southgate.

"I have stayed focused I have stayed dedicated and I have worked really hard". You don't give the England captaincy to someone unless you really think they can carry it and he has those outstanding attributes.

"But just tactically they knew what they were doing, they knew their jobs and knew everything, and I think we were just one step behind with that".

Six years ago, while playing on the gnarled battlefields of non-league, Callum Wilson made a pledge that he would play for England at Wembley.

But there is no denying his place in United's history books, with Rooney the club's leading goal-scorer in a career that also saw him win five Premier League titles, the Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup and three League Cups with the Red Devils.

"We're going to be giving him a guard of honour".

"Playing on the squad for this game and see some old teammates, see Gareth and the coaching staff, and then obviously to play at Wembley for the last time will be a great moment", Rooney said.

"It is very important to all of us that he gets the right sort of send off".

Rooney's call-up has received a mixed reception, but Southgate added: "Our supporters are well aware of the contribution Wayne has made to England and that he is our record goalscorer, which is an incredible achievement". I've always been injured when Bournemouth have played Spurs there as well.

"It is a very special night for him and I know there are many supporters who want to pay thanks".



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