England captain Harry Kane has given his backing to the honouring of former skipper Wayne Rooney in an international friendly against the United States next week.
Rooney, a record goalscorer for both Manchester United and England, retired from international football in August 2017.
But the 33-year-old, now based in the United States where he plays for Major League Soccer side DC United, is set to wear the Three Lions shirt one last time at Wembley on November 15.
‘I think it’s great,’ Kane said after scoring twice for Tottenham Hotspur against PSV Eindhoven at Wembley on Tuesday to keep the London club’s Champions League hopes alive.
Next week’s match will be called The Wayne Rooney Foundation International in support of the striker’s children’s charity, and England manager Gareth Southgate has named Rooney in the squad.
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