Manchester United star Wayne Rooney is considering a potential future transfer out of Old Trafford, according to a report from The Guardian.
The United captain was speaking ahead of the start of his sides pre-season tour in the United States where he revealed that he would genuinely consider a future move to Major League Soccer.
Rooney is in the prime of his career and still has plenty to offer at Old Trafford, but the England striker is open to winding down his career in the States.
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Considering A Move
“I’m obviously concentrating on Manchester United,” he said. “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.”
Rooney went on to add the he was impressed with the increasing reach of United, the club having more fans in the States than at home.
“The older you get, the more you start to think about it, and realize how big football is. Coming to these tours, you get to see it first-hand and realize the passion and how much football can bring people together.”
Rooney signed a five-and-a-half year contract in February of last year that ties him to United until the age of 33. When that deal comes to an end there is no doubt that Commissioner Don Garber and other MLS execs will be in touch with Rooney's representatives about bringing him to the league.
By that time, Rooney will have broken the England goalscorer record while also cementing himself as one of the best English players of modern times. With his stature in the game, bringing in Rooney would be a no-brainer for MLS.
United are in North America for the next two weeks where they will take on Mexican side Club America, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and MLS side San Jose Earthquakes on the West Coast.
And it seems that this may not be the last time that Rooney lines up against Chris Wondolowski, Tommy Thompson and the Quakes.