DC United Boss Confirms Rooney Interest

Lynette Rowe
May 14, 2018

In this picture, Wayne Rooney of Everton reacts during the Premier League match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on April 23, 2018, in Liverpool, England.

Rooney, who rejoined his boyhood club Everton from Manchester United in July past year, scored 11 goals in the first half of the campaign but has failed to nail down a starting place under manager Sam Allardyce.

Rooney, who first burst onto the scene at Everton at the age of just 16, is the club's top scorer this season with 11 goals, but he has not scored since December 18 a year ago.

"I don't get involved in anything with regards transfers so all I know is there appears to be interest from DC United".

This content is restricted to site members. 'But as in terms of the clarity whether Wayne is leaving or staying, I'll find out a little more today when Wayne comes in for training.

"My understanding of the situation is there seems to have been some negotiation somewhere along the line", said Allardyce ahead of his side's trip to West Ham.

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When first asked about the deal, Olson told reporters in the United States: "I don't know what you're talking about". "Wayne Rooney has not asked to leave and neither has Wayne Rooney had a confrontation with me".

"In MLS you have always some iconic players that are going to end their careers there", said Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who coached Rooney in his final season at Old Trafford.

Allardyce said: "How as a manager can you guarantee anyone to play?" If he chooses to go then DC will be getting a good player.

"The headline isn't "Sam says Wayne Rooney can leave if he wants to".

"I'm comfortable with any player who wants to leave but let's put this right".

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