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Wayne Rooney reveals great decision about the club's future as he prepares for England farewell Football | Sports

The DC United striker is part of England's squad who will meet the United States on Thursday in the friendly.

Gareth Southgate has included the 33-year-old he prepares for his England breakout at Wembley Stadium against the United States.

Rooney is expected to come from the bench on Thursday's friendly, so fans get the chance to honor his international career.

The striker is the country's leading goalkeeper with 53 goals.

Rooney moved to DC United this summer from Everton after spending a year at Goodison Park.

Now the MLS season is over, it has been speculated that the former Manchester United man could return to the Premier League on loan.

But Rooney sat in bed speculation and insisted he would finish his career in the United States.

"I took the decision to go to the states and as you know well when I make a decision, I usually stick to it," he said.

"It is important to me that I give my full commitment to DC United.

"I'll finish my career there.

"I've seen talking about a loan go back here but I'm not prepared to do that."

Rooney turned out to be a real hit on his debut season in MLS.

He scored 12 goals and helped six in 21 outings and helped DC United secure a place in play-offs.

Rooney also confirmed that the match against the United States will be his last for England as he prepares to make time for his international career that started in 2003.

"It will be my last game," he said.

"My form has been good in the states and if I was called because of that then there would be another situation, but this will be my last game."

United's all-time leading scorer also insisted on finding the net on Thursday is not in mind.

"It's not important," he added.

"It would be nice, but the most important thing is to run out at Wembley again and get the chance to thank fans for the years they've encountered me.

"If Harry Kane handed the captain's bracelet so well but the important thing does not lack the bracelet, wears No 10 or plays 90 minutes, it's going to pull the shirt again and it will be a special moment."

Rooney's last trip for the three lions was 3-0 victory over Scotland at Wembley in November 2016.

The former captain could only watch as a supporter that England reached the semi-cup of the World Cup for the first time since 1990 in the summer.

But he was certain that his first decision to retire came at the right time.

"My decision to retire was the right decision," said Rooney.

"I could see the younger players and I felt it was time for me to stop playing and for younger boys to go in and get that opportunity."

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