Captain Kane happy to honour Rooney in England farewell

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The game has been named the "Wayne Rooney Foundation International", to help raise funds for the former Manchester United striker's charity.

As for the match itself, the Guardian add that the general feeling within the actual England squad in the run-up is one of mild confusion, with Gareth Southgate torn over which shirt number to allocate to Rooney given that the 33-year-old isn't likely to start against the States but would like to wear his old No.10 jersey for the big occasion.

"I've worked with Wayne, played with Wayne, and he doesn't get recognised for what ability he still has and did have at his peak".

The England manager said he had been surprised by the negative reaction to Rooney's inclusion but cited the example of Lukas Podolski, who was honoured in a similar fashion by Germany during last year's friendly against Southgate's side.

Naming a 28-strong squad, Southgate also handed a first call-up to Bournemouth's in-form striker Callum Wilson, a recall to Everton defender Michael Keane, and retained Dortmund's Jadon Sancho. I'm still able to look to the future with the squad we've picked, but also I've spoken a lot to the players about the shirt, the history of the short, honouring former players. "If he plays, of course he'll be the captain".

England's record appearance-maker Peter Shilton said caps should not be "given out like gifts", while former Blackburn and Celtic striker Chris Sutton said his inclusion "devalued the global cap".

"The players would respect Wayne's contribution deserves the best possible send-off".

I played in games where we changed the whole team at half-time.

"That's a disappointment. But hopefully by the time we get to the game, and him being with us next week, the focus will be on: 'Actually, let's think about what he did and how well he played, and there's an opportunity here to thank him for that.' And then afterwards we can decide whether playing him was the right thing or wasn't the right thing".

Kane has scored 19 times so far in his England career - 34 goals shy of Rooney's current record of 53, but was non-committal on whether he has an eye on surpassing that tally. "But there's some players in positions I want to see and I'm excited about".

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