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Man Utd legend Rooney: Why missed England goal was best thing for all

Former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney insists he was happy he didn't score in his farewell game for England last night.

During the 3-0 win over USA, Rooney was brought on midway through the second half, but despite a few shots on target, was unable to bag a goal.

The DC United striker said, "Another yard it would have been in and a goal, it would have been great.

"But in some ways it's great because if I did score it would have opened up a whole new debate about whether it counts or not. So in some ways it's better it didn't go in."

The DC United star added: "I want to thank the FA and Gareth, and the players, for giving me the opportunity. To finish off my international game, the lads played brilliantly.

"Unfortunately I couldn't get the goal, but it'll be something I remember for a long time."

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