Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney is set to come out of international retirement; in a farewell game against the United States later this month.
The BBC broke the news earlier today, with the 33-year-old set to pull on the England jersey for the first time in two years.
Not only that, though, the match will be renamed ‘The Wayne Rooney Foundation international’ with the famous Wembley arch being lit up in all gold – the colours of Rooney’s charity.
Although this is an extremely classy move from the FA and Rooney himself, I just think that, once you’ve retired that’s it and you shouldn’t come back under any circumstances.
I know it’s for a good cause, I appreciate that, but I just feel as though it tarnishes his international career somewhat.
Credit where it’s due, though, the Englishman has completely turned his fortunes around at DC United and the MLS. It’s wonderful to see him scoring goals for fun once again, while making a real impact on football across the pond.
Now I hope that he pulls on the England kit for one final time and puts in a performance to be proud of!