He even suggested Rooney could play in the UEFA Nations League clash with Croatia on Sunday.
But Rooney stated: "It has been fun being around the players, it's been great seeing how they work and have improved. I've said my own personal thanks but I want to say thank you to the FA, to Gareth Southgate and to the players for the opportunity.
"Tonight was great, a great way to finish my international career, I thought the lads played great. Unfortunately I couldn't get a goal but I'll remember it for a long time.
"I'm not a player who hasn't played for a year and come back, I've been playing at a high level. I think I fitted in well.
"It's two years since I've played for England and I'm proud to be the record goalscorer for England."