Rooney ready for England recall, says Jagielka

Rooney ready for England recall, says Jagielka

Rooney ready for England recall, says Jagielka

He held talks with current manager Gareth Southgate, after a resurgence in form following his move to Everton, put him back in contention for a place for the World Cup qualifiers.

Ronald Koeman says Wayne Rooney's worldwide retirement is "a good decision for him and for Everton".

Everton forward Rooney, who picked up 119 caps and scored a record 53 goals, announced on Wednesday that he would be retiring from worldwide football.

"In his time England have not had a great tournament that you could look back on in the way that England players of Euro 96 or the World Cup in 1990 can".

Former England and Manchester United teammate Phil Neville says Rooney's global retirement is a "sad day" as he is England's "greatest ever goalscorer".

Gareth Southgate says there is no doubt in his mind that Wayne Rooney is an England legend.

Everton boss Ronald Koeman, though, said Rooney's retirement from worldwide football is "a good decision for him and a good decision for Everton".

"He had a tough decision in leaving Manchester United but it was proven to be the correct one". He's a top player who can help the team. "Time spent in the squad is very special to me, but I believe now is time to bow out", said Rooney.

The 30-year-old goalkeeper is experiencing an unsettling spell at club level following Pep Guardiola's decision that the he is no longer the right man to stand between the sticks for Manchester City.

A frustrated England drew 0-0 in a group match against Algeria, prompting English fans to boo their players, after a less than average performance.

Ronald Koeman has insisted that he did not talk Wayne Rooney into bringing an end to his worldwide career with England, but is happy with the decision made by the Everton striker. He played in three World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014).

"Well done on a record-breaking @England career, @WayneRooney!"

Lineker referred to Rooney's selfless style and described him as "a player's player" in asserting that his worldwide career had been "magnificent".

Captaining England 29 times, Rooney's last appearance came in a win against Scotland in November.

Rooney earned his first cap against Australia in 2003 at the age of 17 years and 111 days to become the youngest player, at the time, to represent the national side.

"I am sure he will be happy".

"His record for his country and for the teams he has played for has been second to none". He was head and shoulders the best player we had.

But Rooney, marching to his own drum until the end, preferred to focus on leading Everton to silverware instead.

"I also think it is great for Everton as well". But I think you've also got to respect his decision and the thinking behind that.

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