Wayne Rooney linked with MLS switch

August 23, 2016
By: Nemanja Lazarevic

Wayne RooneyPortland Timbers chairman Merritt Paulson believes that Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney would be tempted by the prospect of playing in the MLS.

The 30-year-old does not appear to be an indispensable member of the squad at Old Trafford any more, and he could be ready to explore other options in the near future.

Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson hopes Rooney will make a switch to the MLS in the future, as he believes the striker is well suited for Major League Soccer.

“I would argue he still has some good soccer ahead of him,” he told the Mirror. “I think he would be a great signing for MLS – 100 per cent MLS would be attractive for him.

“Keeping in mind that is a very talented footballer, who has quality soccer ahead of him, you are not talking about a 34 or 35-year-old.

“I get excited about the impact he would have in the MLS more than a guy who is coming in later in his career.”

Wayne Rooney has enjoyed a bright start to the new season, having managed a goal and assist in first two Premier League fixtures.

With Manchester United recording two comfortable wins, they are now available at 3.75 (11/4) to lift the Premier League trophy at the end of the season.

We Highly Recommend These Places
Share your Opinion!