Students give thumbs up to Wayne Rooney’s controversial final England appearance

By Luke Norman and Oliver Taylor

DMU students have backed the FA’s decision to recall Wayne Rooney to the England squad for one final game, believing his current form for American football team DC United proves him deserving of another call up for the national side.

England’s leading all-time goalscorer will come out of international retirement to make his 120th appearance for the national team. He will play in a friendly against the USA on Thursday, November 15.

It will be a farewell international appearance for the Manchester United legend, and all proceeds from the game will go to the Wayne Rooney Foundation which helps children suffering from health and abuse issues and those facing educational challenges.

There has been some controversy over allowing Rooney to play this final game as it does not fit the current direction that England manager Gareth Southgate has for the national team.

Some, including Leicester and England goalkeeping legend Peter Shilton, have argued, that it cheapens the honour of winning a cap for the national team, as this one has seemingly been gifted to Rooney.

Leicestershire press reporters Oliver Taylor and Luke Norman went out onto the DMU campus to find out what students had to say about the farewell appearance of Rooney.

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