Won't be happy if Wayne Rooney scores, says USA boss

Updated: Nov 15, 2018, 10:42 IST | PA Sport | Burton-on-Trent (UK)

I think a player like Rooney who had such a terrific international career, in the league but in terms of his national team, to have an opportunity to reward him for that as a federation, I kind of applaud that

Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney

The decision to honour Wayne Rooney's England career in tonight's friendly against the United States has been backed by their head coach David Sarachan.

Rooney will make a late substitute appearance in a match named in honour of his foundation, with the Football Association's decision to toast the former captain's achievements splitting opinion.

Asked what he thought of the move to include Rooney and pay tribute to his career, the interim coach replied: "If he scores against us I won't be happy about the decision! I have thought about it because I know it has caused controversy.

I think a player like Rooney who had such a terrific international career, in the league but in terms of his national team, to have an opportunity to reward him for that as a federation, I kind of applaud that.

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