The former captain of England’s international football team, Wayne Rooney starts the next chapter of his career with D.C. United. The 32-year-old recently shared his reasons for leaving Everton and moving to America. “Everton made it clear if there was an offer there, they would be happy for me to go,” said Rooney.
The former Manchester United captain has been in talks with D.C. United’s head coach Ben Olsen since May this year. At the end of June, Rooney signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the Major League Soccer club. After making a debut with D.C. United on Saturday, July 14th, Wayne announced that his decision to part ways with Everton turned out to be the right one.
“Moving to America and MLS fulfills another career ambition for me. I have the hunger to be a success here and will give D.C. 100 percent — as I have always done for every team I have ever played for,” Rooney said after signing a contract with United.
Rooney also admitted that he didn’t see his future with Everton. In June this year, Everton hired a new manager – Marco Silva. Silva has been a leading candidate on best betting sites to take over from Sam Allardyce. The new Everton manager switched Rooney from the forward position to the midfield. The 32-year-old wasn’t happy with his new position.
After a series of disagreements, the former Everton player realized that the club in fact had no plans for him. “I understand they have brought a new manager in, got new staff, they obviously want to bring in players that manager wants,” said Rooney.
The Premier League star played for Everton at the beginning of his career only to return to the club for the 2017/18 season. He also spent 13 years playing for Manchester United. When asked about Manchester United’s chances of winning the Premier League next year, Rooney was sure his former team’s got what it takes to claim the Premier League title. “I think they are getting there. Hopefully, it won't be long before they win the title again,” said Wayne.