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Sport 'He is an iconic player' - Mourinho & Moyes back Rooney's MLS switch

03:50  11 may  2018
03:50  11 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

Wayne Rooney agrees to MLS move 'in principle'

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With the former England captain reportedly set to join DC United, two of his former managers believe he can take the States by storm.

Wayne Rooney wearing a uniform© Provided by Goal.com

Jose Mourinho and David Moyes offered messages of support to Wayne Rooney as England and Manchester United's record goalscorer reportedly considers a move to DC United.

Rooney was reportedly close to moving to MLS at the end of last season, but instead rejoined Everton at the end of a 13-year trophy-laden spell at Manchester United.

Moyes and Mourinho both coached Rooney during his period at Old Trafford, the Scot overseeing the striker's breakthrough at Everton too, and both managers believe the 32-year-old can be a success in America.

Rooney's former England team-mates Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard both headed to MLS in the latter stages of their career, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Patrick Vieira both working in the league now.

Wayne Rooney nearing MLS deal with DC United

  Wayne Rooney nearing MLS deal with DC United British soccer star Wayne Rooney is getting ready to cross the Atlantic for the next stop of his legendary career. The Everton forward and former Manchester United captain has agreed “in principle” to a multi-year contract with Major League Soccer’s DC United worth £12.5 million ($16.9 million), according to multiple reports.Representatives for Rooney have been in the U.S. to negotiate terms of the deal, which is slated to run to the end of the 2020 MLS season, according to Sky Sports News. The 32-year-old has a year remaining on his two-year contract with Everton.

Moyes predicted Rooney will go on to be an MLS success story if he completes a move to DC United that is reported to be worth around £12million. Rooney to MLS : Mourinho , Moyes back DC United switch .

With the former England captain reportedly set to join DC United, two of his former managers believe he can take the States by storm.

"When he made it at Everton, his boyhood club, the world was surprised with that kid," Mourinho said of Rooney after United's 0-0 draw at West Ham in the Premier League on Thursday.

"Then he goes to Manchester United and has an incredible career. Then he's in the Premier League again with Everton, so I think his career in England was perfect.

"What next? He decides. MLS? In MLS you have always some iconic players who are going to end their career there. You have Gerrard, Lampard, Vieira, so many of them. Now you have Zlatan and Wayne. So I just hope he enjoys it.

"Of course he will bring the attention that MLS needs to attract more people to steal from the other sports that normally the American people are in love with."

Moyes predicted Rooney will go on to be an MLS success story if he completes a move to DC United that is reported to be worth around £12million.

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With the former England captain reportedly set to join DC United, two of his former managers believe he can take the States by storm.

"Wayne has been a great player and probably one of the best players to grace the last era of football," the West Ham boss said.

"I really enjoyed him at Everton - he was really young then - I really enjoyed him at Manchester United, he helped me a lot then.

"So, I've got to say, if he chooses to go, DC will be getting a good player. He can play in a couple of roles, he's a brilliant goalscorer and I still think he has got more to give."

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The former Chelsea and Arsenal full-back, who now plays for the LA Galaxy, is relishing a potential reunion with an ex-England colleague in America.Everton veteran Rooney, 32, is believed to be closing in on a move to D.C. United after being pictured in Washington on Wednesday.

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