Wayne Rooney

Former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton has criticised the decision to recall Wayne Rooney for a one-off cap against the USA.

Southgate and the English FA have decided to include Rooney, England record goalscorer,  in the squad for the upcoming friendly on November 15.

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But Shilton, who holds the record for the most England appearances with 125, disagrees with Rooney’s recall.

He wrote on Twitter: “I don’t agree with giving Wayne Rooney a cap against USA, caps should be given on merit!

“Honour him by a presentation on the pitch and let the youngsters do the job!”

England will use the match against the USA as preparation for their UEFA Nations League match against Croatia on November 18.