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I will always be available for England - Rooney

2:15 PM GMT+4 12/10/2014
As the 28-year-old fast approaches a landmark 100th appearance for his country, he admits he will never retire or stop playing unless asked to by his coaches

England captain Wayne Rooney, who is nearing his 100th cap for his country, insists he would never retire from international football.

Rooney is set to make a 99th appearance for his nation when England face Estonia in Euro 2016 qualifying action on Sunday and could reach double figures when Slovenia visit Wembley on November 15

With Peter Shilton's all-time record of 125 caps is in sight, the Manchester United captain feels he has "many more years" to extend his record of caps and will always make himself available for selection.

"I couldn't even imagine that when I made my first appearance for England. At that age you don't look beyond the next game," he said.

"You are lucky and it is a privilege to play for England in the games that I have clocked up, and it is there now, just two more games.

"I have always said that I don't want to stop playing for England after I get 100 caps, I want to get many more after that and try to do my best for the team.

"I love playing for England and I feel I have many more years playing for England. Unless told otherwise by the coaches I will always be available for selection."