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BVB ace Pulisic: It'll be fun to face Rooney

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic is looking forward to crossing swords with Wayne Rooney tonight at Wembley.

Pulisic is likely to start for the USA against England in a game which will mark the international farewell of former Manchester United and Everton star Rooney.

The decision to honour Rooney with a 120th cap and big send-off has split opinion in England, but Pulisic said: “I am really excited for it.

“I looked up to a guy like Rooney [now playing in the States for Major League Soccer's DC United] a lot, actually.

“It is clear to see his passion for the game, what he did in his whole career in Europe, and now what he's even doing for the sport in MLS. He's a very passionate guy and I'm happy for him that he can have a nice send-off game. It's even better that it's against us.

“It's going to be a lot of fun."

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