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Fans Pay Tribute to Wayne Rooney After He Announces England Retirement

Fans Pay Tribute to Wayne Rooney After He Announces England Retirement

Fans are paying tribute to Wayne Rooney after he announced his England retirement.

The Everton and Manchester United legend was expected to be named in the Three Lions squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia.

He missed out on a previous squad due to his lack of form for Manchester United last season, but has started the campaign well after returning to Everton.

Rooney’s goal and performance against Manchester City on Monday in front of manager Gareth Southgate all but confirmed his return to the set-up.

But Rooney has now announced that he won’t be in the upcoming squad – because he’s retired:

Rooney followed this statement up with a tweet too:

And now fans are paying tribute to Rooney in their thousands for his contribution to England over an illustrious 14-year international career:

With 53 goals in 119 appearances for England, he’s the country’s record goalscorer and should always be remembered as one of the best players to pull on the shirt.

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