Wayne Rooney will return to the England national team after the FA (English football federation) has decided to award this former captain in a United States counter-test match this month. Rooney, who moved across the Atlantic last summer to DC United, recorded his last caps with the England national team in November 2016.
This striker will wear the Three Lion uniform for the last time at Wembley in the match entitled “The Wayne Rooney International Foundation”. The FA had arranged Rooney’s appearance that night which appeared as a substitute and would wear a jersey number 10.
Despite returning from a violent appearance since grazing in Major League Football, Rooney will certainly not be involved in the national team in the future (as a player). Since leaving Everton last month, this man whose nicknamed is the Wazza changed the fate of DC United by scoring 12 goals and taking them into the playoffs.
Even though he didn’t bring his club to the championship, Wazza’s first season in America was a success and made him opened his potential career in Europe. Some Premier League clubs and promotion hunters in the Championship Division were reported to have opened themselves to this England national team’s all-time top scorer although he said he did not take that step.
The decision to contract Rooney in this match actually received a lot of criticism as some circles considered that England should focus on preparing for future tournaments, not to be nostalgic with the past. The England national team was having a positive expectation after getting surprised by their results at the last World Cup. There was a hope that there would be a good performance following the Euro 2020. Thus, early preparation could be one of the keys.
For Wazza, this match would be the perfect moment to say goodbye to the British public. He had a brief period at Everton after his era at Manchester United was over but he was unable to shine as he began to play when he was a teenager. Some said that his move to America was motivated by the desire to get paid a lot and show his other potential performance even though not at the highest level.
Whatever the viewpoint of this “farewell match”, it was difficult to say that Sir Alex Ferguson’s golden son did not give the best for his country. Surely, this match would later raise the level of public interest in watching football matches.