>> England's all time leading goal scorer, Wayne Rooney, has retired from international football. In a statement released on Wednesday, the 31 year old said now is the time to bow out. The current efficient striker scored 53 goals for England in 119 internationals.country came last November with Rooney often sidelined under new manager, Garreth Southgate.
But when announcing his retirement, Rudy said he turned down the chance to be part of the upcoming World Cup qualifiers next month. The former Manchester United captain said instead he wants to focus on playing for Everton. Rudy left the Red Devils this summer for his boyhood club and already he's found some form, scoring in both of the
] club's premiership games so far.
Those goals catapulted him into another elite club. One of only two players to score more than 200 goals in the premiership. He may be retiring from the international stage, but Rooney doesn't plan to hang up his boots anytime soon.