Wayne Rooney Would Be Great for the MLS Claims Portland Timbers Owner

The MLS is expected to be one of the destinations for Wayne Rooney once he enters into the latter stages of his career.

The 31-year-old is still at the peak of his powers and may carry on playing for Manchester United at least for the next couple of years. However, the MLS clubs have already begun the process of wooing the superstar to North America. Recently, Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson claimed that the striker would be a great addition to the league. Only recently, Major League Soccer has seen rapid expansion in terms of big-money moves.

The likes of Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, and Steven Gerrard have all come from the Premier league after having achieved immense success. Rooney has also experienced a success of equal nature and he is one of the popular players throughout the world. Bringing the England international to the MLS will provide the league with an even bigger publicity. However, signing Rooney will be easier said than done since the 31-year-old is expected to attract a lot of big-money offers from China, Middle East, and potentially Brazil. The presence of Englishmen like Gerrard and Lampard, though, could help MLS attract more English stars in the coming years.
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Manchester United head coach, Louis Van Gaal said the embattled striker had a good game in the match he played as he returned to active football in a crucial time of the season.

The coach declared good job done as Manchester United enhanced their Premier League top four hopes with victory over Norwich, especially as Manchester city and Arsenal played a 2-2 draw.

Juan Mata punished Sebastien Bassong’s error as a 1-0 win at Carrow Road saw United move within one point of neighbours Manchester City. The Dutchman could yet guide United into the Champions League and FA Cup glory despite the fact that his job was threatened not too long ago.

LVG said:

“We did our job today. Fantastic, I think. When you see the second half, we deserved to win. We’re still in the race [for the top four].”

Van Gaal remains aggrieved at the failure to award United two penalties in the draw with champions Leicester a week ago, believing it cost United points to leave his side relying on the Gunners.

“Now we are dependent on Arsenal,” he said. This was before Arsenal did them the huge favour with the draw.

United were without Anthony Martial at Carrow Road after the striker felt a twinge in his knee in the warm up and Van Gaal was not prepared to risk the Frenchman. Continue reading LOUIS VAN GAAL: WAYNE ROONEY WAS FANTASTIC