Harry Kane reacts to Wayne Rooney taking back England captaincy

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The match will be the called the "The Wayne Rooney Foundation International" and it will be in support of his charitable interests.

It was also confirmed that the 33-year-old would not wear his usual number 10 shirt and would not captain the side.

If Kane is on the pitch against the U.S. at Wembley when Rooney makes his entrance, he is likely to hand the armband over to the former Manchester United and Everton striker.

England's decision to recall Wayne Rooney for a friendly clash with the United States has sparked a "circus", says Harry Redknapp, but he is not the first player to be handed an undeserved cap.

Southgate revealed that Rooney did not want to distract the squad ahead of the tournament, and also insisted it was the right decision to call up Rooney to face the United States on November 15.

He added: "I've talked a lot to the players about the important of the shirt, the history, we've brought former players back in to speak to the squad, to present shirts". If he plays, of course he'll be the captain.

"It's a great experience for the younger players in our team". It's a real good thing for everyone to be a part of.

"I've not spoken to Gareth (Southgate) too much about how he's going to do it when we play but it'll be great to see him again and I'm sure he's looking forward to seeing a few of the boys".

Fletcher has said that it became clear quite early that Rooney would go on to become a United great, with the only fear being that the likes of Madrid would attempt to take him from the English giants.

Kane has scored 19 times so far in his England career - 34 goals shy of Rooney's current record of 53, but was non-committal on whether he has an eye on surpassing that tally. "But hopefully I can keep fit and healthy and score a few more goals".

"Having said that, we've given caps to people who haven't earned them in the past - I'm not going to name names - and you do wonder how on earth they got them".

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