Former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney set to leave Everton for MLS – report

by Leo Nieboer

Former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney looks set to leave Everton after just one season and move to the MLS, according to reports.

The 33-year-old left Old Trafford over the summer to rejoin his boyhood club after spending most of the 2016/17 campaign on the bench.

He begun the campaign well, serving as the focal point of a struggling Everton side, but hasn’t scored since December amid a mundane second half of the campaign under Sam Allardyce.

And according to the Mirror‘s David McDonnell, Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford has been in talks with MLS side DC United – which are said to have gone very well – ahead of a possible summer move. Check out the odds on Rooney moving using this betfair promo code.

There are no doubts that Rooney absolutely despises the kind of football Allardyce represents. This is a striker, a captain, who has always played with his heart, surging in only one direction and berating those who don’t follow him.

Such a personality – one which drove United through games when nobody else did on many occasions – is understandably irreconcilable with a manager whose teams are often jeered by supporters even when they win, such is the unwatchable nature of his football.

Returning to Everton was always a dream for Rooney, but the fact that Allardyce is staying on at Goodison Park for another season makes this an easy decision for him.

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