Everton striker, Wayne Rooney has declared that there will be no U-turn on his decision to retire from the English national team.
The former Manchester United captain, who made his England debut against Australia in February 2003, scored 53 goal’s in 119 appearances for the Three Lions before quitting last month.
In an exclusive interview with talkSPORT, Rooney said: “My mind is made up,”
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“I’ve seen that happen a few times where players have come out of retirement and gone to tournaments, and it’s not right.”
Having burst onto the scene at Everton, Rooney appeared at his first major tournament for England as an 18-year-old youngster at Euro 2004 and then went on to become England’s all-time highest goalscorer.
“The lads now who are trying to qualify for Russia, if they get there, they’re the lads who will deserve to play in the tournament. So my decision is made,” he added.