Wayne Rooney: Wife, family behind exit from England


Former England international, Wayne Rooney, left England for USA after the 2017-2018 EPL season, scoring 10 goals in 33 appearances for Everton.

The 32 year-old left the Toffees for DC United on a free transfer.

The all-time Three Lions leading scorer discloses in a BBC Sport interview that he left England because his family wanted to leave.

“I would not have come out if my family did not want to come out. They are my priority. It was important they came over with me,” Rooney said.

“I also felt the city was more suited to me and my family than Los Angeles or New York,’’ he added.

Rooney spent 16 seasons in the EPL, playing for Everton and Manchester United.

Rooney  is signed to a three-and-half-a-year contract with DC United at the end of which he hopes to have a coaching badge that would entitle him to managerial opportunities.

“In the back of my mind, I am hoping that by the end of that three and a half years, I will have all my coaching badges done.

“Then I have the opportunity to do what comes up, whether that is coaching, management or TV.

“It would be a shame to walk away from football after being involved in it for so long.

“It is something I have an interest in and am passionate about. If the right option comes up then of course it is something I would look at.”

Rooney debuts for MLS club, DC United.

Rooney debuted for his new club last Saturday with a 3 – 1 home record setting win over Vancouver Whitecaps.


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Macaulay Maduwuba is the Chief Content at Kanu Sports TV

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