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Beckham tells Man Utd star Rooney: Continue until…

David Beckham has urged Wayne Rooney to play for England for as long as he can.

The Three Lions skipper broke Beckham's record for most appearances by an outfield player when he amassed his 116th international cap in Sunday's World Cup qualifier against Slovakia.

Some pundits have called for Rooney, 30, to soon pull the pin on his England career in order to focus on Manchester United but former club and country colleague Beckham does not agree.

In a message on Instagram, Beckham wrote: "So tonight Wayne becomes England's most capped outfield player...

"I keep hearing some people say Wayne should stop playing for his country to prolong his club career... Seriously?...

"As a player you retire when you're ready. Representing your country is the highest level anyone can reach, walking out in an England shirt at Wembley is one of the greatest feelings you can ever have...

"Every kid around the world that loves this game dreams of playing in their national team colours and representing the country they love...

"Don't let anyone take that away from you, continue until you can't give anymore... Congratulations mate"

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