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Lampard, Gerrard and Rooney next? Man United star hints at MLS plans

The England international said he would consider a move to America.

Rooney is currently in America as United prepare for the new season.
Rooney is currently in America as United prepare for the new season.
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WAYNE ROONEY SAYS that he will consider finishing his career in Major League Soccer but insists that his only focus at present is Manchester United.

Steven Gerrard became the latest England star to move to the United States when he swapped Liverpool for LA Galaxy, following in the footsteps of David Beckham and Frank Lampard.

Rooney, currently in America for the Red Devils’ pre-season tour, has now revealed that he is open to the possibility of sampling MLS later in his career.

“I’m obviously concentrating on Manchester United,” Rooney told the Seattle Times. “When that time comes, that [MLS] will be something that I will think about.

“I’ll sit down with my wife and children and decide if it would be right for me.”

The departures of Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie from Old Trafford this summer have left Rooney as the club’s only senior striker.

Louis van Gaal is known to be in the market for more firepower, with Rooney top-scoring last term despite netting just 12 league goals, but looks set to miss out on Christian Benteke as Liverpool prepare to trigger the Belgian’s release clause.

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