Wayne Rooney retires from worldwide career

Wayne Rooney retires from worldwide career

Wayne Rooney retires from worldwide career

Southgate was asked by journalists on Thursday whether he might consider asking Rooney back if injuries disrupted his squad ahead of next year's World Cup in Russian Federation.

Paul Pogba described former Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney as a "legend" after England's all-time leading goalscorer retired from global football.

Rooney retires having netted 53 goals - the most scored by an England player - in 119 appearances, while he captained his nation on 23 occasions.

Rooney reacted to last season's many disappointments with good grace, never dodging questions about his future and suggesting that he wanted one last hurrah with England at next year's World Cup in Russian Federation. "I would have loved him to have gone to Russian Federation and led England at a fourth World Cup but he has had 13 great years and he will know in his heart and head that it makes sense to concentrate on Everton." - former England captain Terry Butcher, capped 77 times. I really appreciated that.

"Opinions differ on Rooney, but in my short time in charge of England I found him to be a very responsible captain".

"I believe now is the time to bow out", the former England captain said in a statement.

He added that leaving from Manchester was a hard but right decision.

"Help them along their coaching pathway if that's the way they want to go".

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Former West Ham United manager, Sam Allardyce believes that Wayne Rooney has made a "fantastic" decision by retiring from global football.

England were dismal at the 2014 World Cup and his last tournament ended in misery when Roy Hodgson's team were humiliated by Iceland at Euro 2016.

Yet, despite being within touching distance of Peter Shilton's record 125-cap haul for England, Rooney has chose to walk away with what already is a remarkable record. No outfield player has won more Three Lions caps than the him. One of my greatest regrets is that I have not won a major worldwide tournament with my country, "he concluded".

It means Rooney played his final appearance for England against Scotland last November, a game that was followed by an apology after Rooney appeared drunk at a subsequent wedding party at the team hotel.

"Everton will benefit hugely I'm sure because he won't be flying around the world playing in tournaments, qualifiers and the rest", he told BBC Radio 5 live.

"His fitness is really good at the moment". He was head and shoulders the best player we had. This will now be Rooney's sole playing focus.

"If I was the England manager, I would have done everything to convince Rooney to play at the World Cup and then make a decision". "I know I speak for everyone when I congratulate him on a fantastic global career", Southgate told reporters yesterday.

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