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Rooney to make England farewell appearance against USA

Rooney is set for his 120th England appearance. Credit: PA

Wayne Rooney is set to come out of international retirement for England's friendly against the United States later this month to mark his contribution to the national team.

Press Association Sport understands Rooney - who is England and Manchester United's record goalscorer - will feature for Gareth Southgate's side in a one-off appearance on November 15.

The 33-year-old, now playing in Major League Soccer with DC United, has not played for England in almost two years, but the match at Wembley a week on Thursday is set to be his 120th senior appearance in an England shirt.

The match against the United States is also expected to raise money for the Wayne Rooney Foundation, and will provide England supporters with the chance to give the country's all-time leading scorer a proper send-off.

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

Rooney, the former United and Everton forward, who scored 53 goals for the Three Lions, announced his retirement from international football in August 2017.

He has scored 12 times for DC United since he joined the MLS side from Everton last summer, taking them from the bottom of the MLS to the play-offs.

Rooney strikes twice to secure DC United play-off place

Wayne Rooney scored twice as DC United secured a MLS play-off place with a 3-1 win against New York City. Credit: PA

Wayne Rooney scored twice as DC United secured a MLS play-off place with a 3-1 win against New York City.

United propped up the MLS standings when Rooney joined in June but they secured their spot in the post season with a game to spare after extending their unbeaten run to nine matches on Sunday.

Rooney sent the hosts on their way to their latest win when he tapped in following a brilliant run from Luciano Acosta in the eight minute.

Acosta added a second in the 24th minute and Rooney netted his 12th goal of the campaign with a penalty 16 minutes from time.

David Villa pulled one back for the visitors, who were already assured of their play-off spot.

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