Darren Fletcher: 'Manchester United anxious Wayne Rooney would join Real Madrid'

Rooney and Ronaldo embrace. Image PA Images

Rooney and Ronaldo embrace. Image PA Images

He is being drafted back into the fold for a fixture which will help to generate funds for his charitable foundation, but Redknapp has questioned the need for him to figure on the field in that game.

But Southgate confirmed that Rooney wouldn't start the match or wear the number 10 shirt, but could be handed the captain's armband as a substitute.

The FA and Gareth Southgate have chosen to honour Rooney - the country's leading goalscorer - with a cameo appearance at Wembley in the upcoming worldwide friendly.

Now though, current England captain has gone off-script and said that he would love to hand over the captain's armband to Wayne Rooney. He was a great captain for us.

Virat Kohli attempts to pacify fuming online users after leave India comment
The Indian captain achieved the milestone in just 205 innings, bettering Sachin Tendulkar's previous record of 259 innings. In a hart hitting post on his Twitter handle, IGP Rath suggested the ace Indian cricketer to keep patriotism to himself.


"Wayne Rooney finished with England, Gareth Southgate moved on and I don't agree with this at all. So if he plays, of course he'll be the captain".

That decision has been criticised in the English media with a number of exciting young prospects needing more game time to be tested at the worldwide level and the United States of America game seen as preparation for what could be a crucial Nations League decider against Croatia four days later. "I think all the players respect Wayne's contribution and that he deserves the best possible send-off". It's a great experience to have for the younger players in our team. He's our greatest goalscorer and so why not give him the send-off he deserves?

"There's still a long way to go but hopefully I can keep fit and healthy and score a few more goals and we'll see in a few years how close I am", Kane said. We can't do anything about how we've done it in the past, but I know how much it meant to the squad of '66 to come to St George's Park a few months ago and have a dinner when we mentioned the entrance after Sir Alf Ramsey.

"I'm still able to look to the future in terms of the squad I was able to pick and the things I want to see".

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