United States goalkeeper Brad Guzan happy to spoil Wayne Rooney fairytale

Lynette Rowe
November 16, 2018

"It's my opinion that England are in very safe hands from what I've seen this week", Rooney was quoted as saying by AFP.

Maintaining pace in the race to topple Manchester City at the top of the Premier League as well as qualification for the knock-out rounds of the Champions League will be high on Alexander-Arnold's check-list as we creep towards the turn of the year, but the Scouse defender has nearly certainly done enough to keep his place in the England set-up which means he'll have one more internatinal commitment to navigate as the Three Lions square up to Croatia for a UEFA Nations League clash in three-days time.

It would have been a dream end to a 3-0 win that saw Southgate juggle honouring Rooney and building for the future, with Callum Wilson - one of three debutants - completing the scoring after first-half goals from Jesse Lingard and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Wayne Rooney will wear the No 10 for England in his farewell game with the national side.

So the former Manchester United star bows out of the worldwide game with 53 goals to his name.

Wilson said: "Wayne is a legend for England, he has achieved so much throughout his career and to share the pitch with him was a great honour".

He said: "I have no words, it hasn't sunk in at the moment".

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"His chapter is ending now and mine is just starting".

I'm sure in the next few years they will go close to being the next team to bring a trophy back for England. "I think it was already a sell-out crowd and it's a game with plenty riding on it, which is exactly the sort of test we want".

"My youngest son has never seen me play for England, so tonight was the first and the last". I thought at times we pressed really well, but at times the United States of America got through us too easily and towards the end of the game we didn't play with discipline.

"I'm proud to be the record goalscorer".

Rooney was honoured before the game with a guard of honour and the presentation of a plaque bearing a golden Three Lions badge by current skipper Harry Kane.

"We were wide open and, if we do that on Sunday, we will lose", said England manager Southgate.

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