England and Manchester United hero Wayne Rooney has said that he would consider
moving to America to play Major League Soccer once his Old Trafford career is
The veteran striker told The Seattle Times newspaper in an interview Thursday
he was open to the possibility of following in the footsteps of former England
team-mates Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, who have both joined MLS clubs
“I’m obviously concentrating on Manchester United,” Rooney told the
paper as United prepared to open their four-match tour of the United States
against Club America of Mexico in Seattle on Friday.
But Rooney, who still has four years left to run on his current United contract,
acknowledged an MLS swansong would be considered when the time came to wind
down his career in the Premier League.
“When that time comes, that’ll be something I’d think about. (I’ll) sit
down with my wife and children and decide if it would be right for me,”
the 29-year-old star said.
After Friday’s game United play the San Jose Earthquakes and Barcelona in California
next week before facing Paris St Germain in Chicago.