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Wayne Rooney set for shock England return and will captain Three Lions vs USA

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The 33-year-old announced his international retirement over a year ago (Picture: Getty)

Wayne Rooney is in line to make a sensational, one-off return to the England national team when the Three Lions take on USA at Wembley later this month.

The 33-year-old announced his international retirement in August 2017, but has been in superb form for Major League Soccer side DC United, helping his new club earn a spot in the Play Offs.

And now, according to The Sun, Rooney will be included in Gareth Southgates squad for a charity fund-raising friendly against the United States on November 15.

Rooney is enjoying a renaissance in Washington with DC United (Picture: Getty)

The Football Association have held extensive talks with Rooneys camp and hope to raise more than £500,000 for various charities as well as giving Englands all-time scorer a fitting send-off.

Rooney retired with relatively little fanfare despite his 119 caps and record 53 goals, but the match would give England fans the chance to say a fond farewell.

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Money raised from the match would go towards various childrens charities as well as the Wayne Rooney Foundation – the Wembley Arch will even be illuminated in the foundations gold colours.

Although Harry Kane is the current England captain, he will give the armband over to Rooney for the special occasion.

Proceeds from Englands friendly with USA will go to charity (Picture: Getty)

Rooney has been in excellent form for DC United, scoring 12 times and laying on six assists in just 21 appearances.

England face a crucial UEFA Nations League match against Croatia a few days after the friendly against the United States, though Rooney is not expected to play any part in that game.

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