Where should Wayne Rooney go

Wayne Rooney retires from England

England football idol Wayne Rooney is ending his national team career with immediate effect after 14 years. "It was great that coach Gareth Southgate called me this week and wanted to call me up for the upcoming internationals, but after careful consideration I told him that I had decided to end my international career," shared the 31-year-old Premier League club Everton FC on Wednesday.

Rooney has scored 53 goals in 119 international appearances, making it England's top scorer. His last appearance was on November 11, 2016 in a 3-0 win against Scotland in World Cup qualification. "It's always been an honor to play for England," said Rooney, "but I think it's time to go."

It can't be because of Rooney's form: It wasn't until Monday evening that the long-time Manchester United striker rose to the second man with 200 or more Premier League goals in a 1-1 draw at Manchester City. Only Alan Shearer (260) lies in front of him. Everton, where Rooney returned after 13 years in the summer, scored twice in the first two games of the season - the veteran scored both goals.

Rooney made his international debut on February 12, 2003 against Australia (1: 3). At 17 years and 111 days he became the youngest England international, seven months later he was also the youngest goalscorer in the European Championship qualifier in Macedonia (2-1).

Wayne Rooney was denied a title with the Three Lions. "It's the only thing I regret," said the top scorer in Manchester United history: "That I was never part of a winning English team in a major tournament."