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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Wayne Rooney has said that Manchester United are starting to believe that they can win the title from this position.
After another poor start to the season even under the new management of Louis van Gaal, the prospect of even finishing in the top four looked in doubt. A run of seven victories since the 1-0 defeat against Manchester City have seen United open a considerable advantage to the pack chasing the top four. They now have the ability to switch their focus to the title. With just one game remaining until New Year, United are just 10 points behind table leaders Chelsea.
Rooney has been a major factor in this impressive run for United. The 29-year-old has contributed a staggering five goals and two assists in the last five matches. His best contribution, by far, came in the 3-1 win over Newcastle United on Boxing Day. He scored two and set up the other in an impressive victory. United extended their lead over Southampton, who occupy the final top four spot, to three points. The club will have to maintain this run going with the distraction of FA Cup coming up in the next week. United have been showing the kind of form that has won them league titles in the past and Rooney believes that it can be done again.
“There’s a long way to go, we know that. If we can come out of these games the right side with the right result, we’ll be in a good position.We’re happy to win the game. It’s a busy period for us over Christmas and we were able to start that out with a win.We were disappointed at the end to concede the goal but overall we’ve got to be pleased with the three points,” said Wayne Rooney.