DC United Coach Confirms Interest In Rooney


Wayne Rooney would be joining the Huddersfield of Major League Soccer if he completes a reported move to D.C United, Alexi Lalas believes.

Rooney has reportedly agreed "in principle" to a $17 million (12.5 million pound) deal with the MLS club that would see the 32-year-old depart Everton, his boyhood club, just 12 months after rejoining them from Manchester United.

'But let's put it right, Wayne Rooney has not asked to leave.

It is understood he has played his last game in the Premier League before he is due to sign for MLS side DC United.

Rooney underwent treatment on a minor knee injury at the club's Finch Farm training base on Friday and made a decision to leave when the squad of fit players headed out for their afternoon session.

'I don't get involved in anything regarding transfers or negotiations. "Where that lies and where Wayne lies with it I can't tell you at the moment".

Allardyce said "Wayne is a special player but if any player wants to leave they can, in my opinion". "We have not had a hard situation between us".

Allardyce clarified that his stance on players who wish to move did not apply only to Rooney. "He's never got carried away and that's why he's played so well and achieved so much".

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

"He's had an impact in a hard time at the club since last summer, but we've all come through that, Wayne included".

"We've accumulated a fantastic points total".

Speaking about Carrick to ESPN, Rooney said: "Many people will say that he is underrated but to the lads in the dressing room, we knew his qualities and what he brought to the team".