A man who was heavily linked with the England managerial post at various stages throughout his coaching career told the Daily Star: "I like Wayne, I get on well with him and his record speaks for itself".
"I understand that has caused debate but for me, it is a small way of appreciating what he has given to his country".
England staff have checked on Michael Keane in recent weeks, with the Everton defender pushing for an worldwide recall.
"It's a really good thing that everyone should be a part of".
It was announced by the FA on Monday that DC United captain Rooney would return to Wembley next month for his 120th and final England appearance against the United States. We can't do anything about how we've done it in the past, but I know how much it meant to the squad of '66 to come to St George's Park a few months ago and have a dinner when we mentioned the entrance after Sir Alf Ramsey.
"We've always been one to 11 with England outside of tournaments", Southgate said.
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Boult hat-trick fuels New Zealand's win over Pakistan
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"Having said that, we've given caps to people who haven't earned them in the past - I'm not going to name names - and you do wonder how on earth they got them". "We have had some discussions about whether we should have squad numbers moving forwards".
The report also claims that Southgate is pondering whether or not to call Jordan Henderson up, given that he has missed games through injury of late. "So if he plays, of course he'll be the captain".
"So I guess that will depend on the circumstances around the game and the players that are on there but I have no issue with that at all".
He was considered for a recall by Gareth Southgate in August 2017, but shunned that opportunity in favour of ruling himself out of contention for future call-ups.
Rooney will win his 120th cap against the United States of America at Wembley later this month.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard have been included in the squad after missing the most recent internationals.