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Sport 'He is an iconic player' - Mourinho & Moyes back Rooney's MLS switch

03:50  11 may  2018
03:50  11 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

Report: D.C. United in serious talks with Wayne Rooney

  Report: D.C. United in serious talks with Wayne Rooney Is he the answer to United’s scoring woes? Per Steven Goff, D.C. United is currently in serious discussions with Everton’s Wayne Rooney. Per Steven Goff, D.C. United is currently in serious discussions with Everton’s Wayne Rooney. Sources estimate the chance of this signing happening at 50%, and it would be meant to address D.C. United’s biggest need: goal-scoring. This comes after D.C. United made contact with Wayne Rooney’s people last year, but Black and Red United was told at the time that the contact then was very brief.

But as Rooney jets back to the UK, away from his Manchester United teammates and David Moyes , you do have to wonder if we’ll ever see him wear the famous red jersey again. A switch to Chelsea could see his hunger return and trophies stack up under Mourinho . But if it doesn’t go well, then

Jose Mourinho 's Manchester United team already looks far more capable of challenging for titles than Moyes and Van Gaal's teams did. It also makes more sense due to Rooney ’ s Shadow Striker role that is naturally on Attack duty. Rooney isn’t a creative player in the same mold as Mata or

Wayne Rooney wearing a uniform© Provided by Goal.com

Jose Mourinho and David Moyes offered messages of support to Wayne Rooney as England and Manchester United's record goalscorer reportedly considers a move to DC United.

Rooney was reportedly close to moving to MLS at the end of last season, but instead rejoined Everton at the end of a 13-year trophy-laden spell at Manchester United.

Moyes and Mourinho both coached Rooney during his period at Old Trafford, the Scot overseeing the striker's breakthrough at Everton too, and both managers believe the 32-year-old can be a success in America.

Rooney's former England team-mates Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard both headed to MLS in the latter stages of their career, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Patrick Vieira both working in the league now.

Wayne Rooney is not the answer for MLS or D.C. United

  Wayne Rooney is not the answer for MLS or D.C. United D.C. United is reportedly in advanced talks with English star Wayne Rooney, but he comes with too much baggage to be effective in Major League Soccer.If Rooney does complete the switch from the English Premier League to this nation’s capital it will surely be trumpeted as a further sign of MLS’ growth and significance. In truth, it would be a step backward.

Moyes maintains Rooney is not for sale and could play tonight but Mourinho believes he was entitled to make a move for Rooney based on the pre-season comments from Moyes describing his striker as important back -up to Robin van Persie.

Football365 - Moyes , Mourinho , Guardiola, Wenger, Arsenal' s board, Rooney and plenty more. If Moyes is not finished, his reputation is back to where it was when he was appointed by Preston in You could say that Mourinho has an excuse of injuries, fatigue, players missing chances and a

"When he made it at Everton, his boyhood club, the world was surprised with that kid," Mourinho said of Rooney after United's 0-0 draw at West Ham in the Premier League on Thursday.

"Then he goes to Manchester United and has an incredible career. Then he's in the Premier League again with Everton, so I think his career in England was perfect.

"What next? He decides. MLS? In MLS you have always some iconic players who are going to end their career there. You have Gerrard, Lampard, Vieira, so many of them. Now you have Zlatan and Wayne. So I just hope he enjoys it.

"Of course he will bring the attention that MLS needs to attract more people to steal from the other sports that normally the American people are in love with."

Moyes predicted Rooney will go on to be an MLS success story if he completes a move to DC United that is reported to be worth around £12million.

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MLS TV schedule. Rooney has already said he doesn’t like playing in midfield. Mata is not a moyes type wing player as he likes his wide players to track back too.

Jose Mourinho showed up at Old Trafford last year knowing he had to gradually phase Rooney out and Always a cantankerous player , Rooney ' s demons haunted him at the 2006 World Cup in Germany Where Rooney made his name 15 years ago, at the age of 16, playing for David Moyes ?

"Wayne has been a great player and probably one of the best players to grace the last era of football," the West Ham boss said.

"I really enjoyed him at Everton - he was really young then - I really enjoyed him at Manchester United, he helped me a lot then.

"So, I've got to say, if he chooses to go, DC will be getting a good player. He can play in a couple of roles, he's a brilliant goalscorer and I still think he has got more to give."

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An ex-Liverpool star knows all about leaving the Premier League, having spent time in Australia, and has told a fellow frontman to expect a tough testGoal revealed earlier this week that the former England captain has entered into talks with DC United regarding a summer move to America.

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