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Wayne Rooney retires from international football

Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney applauds the fans following the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Hull City at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on February 1, 2017. The match ended in a draw at 0-0. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit: OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Rejuvenated after his return to Everton, Wayne Rooney has called time on his international career with England.

The 31-year-old Rooney, who scored his 200th Premier League goal on Monday in the 1-1 draw against Manchester City, has netted in both of Everton’s league games in a promising start to the season for the Merseyside club.

“Leaving Manchester United was a tough call but I know I made the right decision in coming home to Everton,” said Rooney, who scored Rooney scored 53 times in 119 games for England, in a statement on his website.

“Now I want to focus all my energies on helping them be successful.”

Rooney began his career with Everton, before joining United in 2004. He made his return to Everton in the summer transfer window having becoming sidelined at Old Trafford.