Wayne Rooney Not Signing To DC United To End Career

Wayne Rooney has made it clear he is not going to DC United just to see out his career, after he was presented to the media by DC United on Monday.

Instead the former England captain who scored 208 top-flight goals across 16 seasons for his boyhood side and Manchester United, hopes to add to his silverware collection by winning the MLS Cup and create history for the MLS club.

Rooney will need to wait until the 10th July transfer window before he can officially become a DC United player, with his first game expected to be on the 14th July as the side open the doors to their new Audi Field stadium and face the Vancouver Whitecaps.

The 32-year-old who has signed a three-and-half-year contract and will be wearing the No. 9 shirt wants to create a legacy in the American capital.

“I think the club has great history, it has been tough over the last few years and the club needs to get back – it doesn’t need to look back,” he said.

“As I said many times I am not here to see out my last few years of my career, I am here to compete and here to win, that’s the way I have always been and always played.

“Even on the training pitch there was a few of the academy players on the first day, I had a go at them for not running as hard as they should have.

“That’s on the first day. I have always set high targets. I demand a lot from myself and I expect that from my teammates as well.

“I think I have to adapt to however the club is run. I am not going to come in and say I want this change and that change. I’ll embrace it and look forward to doing that.”

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