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DC United striker Rooney: I was never after Shilton record

Former England captain Wayne Rooney insists he was never after the caps record of Peter Shilton.

With 125, Shilton is the nation's most capped player and Rooney, on 119, has already become the outfield player with the most England appearances.

The DC United striker said on Tuesday after linking up with Gareth Southgate's squad: “If I was in a position where this game was going to take the record off Peter Shilton, I would never have played in the game. I would never have done that.

"But the game isn't going to affect an outfield player or Peter Shilton in that aspect. So we felt it was a good opportunity to get some minutes again and say a thank you to the fans."

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