Wayne Rooney stated his intention to finish his playing career in the United States, while ruling out a loan move back to the Premier League
The 33-year-old striker signed for DC United in June and helped lift them from bottom spot in the MLS Eastern Conference to the playoffs.
While the DC’s campaign came to an end after a playoff semi-final defeat to Columbus Crew on penalties, Rooney’s form has won him a lot of praise.
Rumours have been circulating that the Manchester United great is eyeing a short-term loan move to England in January.
But, speaking to the media at Wembley ahead of his farewell England game, Rooney insists his plans remain unchanged.
“It will be my last game,” said Rooney, according to Sky Sports.
“My form has been good in the States and if I got called up because of that then it would be a different situation, but this will be my last game.
“I made the decision to go to the States and as you well know when I make a decision I tend to stick with it.
“It’s important to me that I give my full commitment to DC United.
“I’ve seen talk about a loan move back here but I’m not prepared to do that.”
Rooney scored 12 goals and provided six assists in 21 appearances for DC this season.
The England and US game at Wembley will begin at 21:00 (CET) on Thursday.