Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney would consider MLS move once he retires

by Ben Topliss

Wayne Rooney has admitted he would consider a move to the MLS once his contract expires at Manchester United.

Rooney joined Man United for £25.6m as a youngster in 2004 and has gone to win a multitude of trophies with the club.

He is now just 20 goals from beating Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time goalscoring record for United.

Fans may have expected Rooney to finish his career at Old Trafford but the player himself admitted he would consider moving to the United States before hanging up his boots.

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“I’m obviously concentrating on Manchester United. When that time comes, that (MLS) will be something that I will think about,” he said.

“I’ll sit down with my wife and children and decide if it would be right for me.”

United are currently in Seattle for their pre-season tour. The MLS is becoming an increasingly popular destination for players, with Andrea Pirlo, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Kaka all moving there in recent years.

Whatever Rooney decides to do, supporters will be hoping he ends his career with United at the very top. The club look to be on their way there under the guidance of Louis van Gaal.

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