He makes MLS look like a retirement league If you’re still using the “retirement league” cliche in any capacity other than trolling in which case, it might be time to come up with new material you’re either not paying attention to what’s happening in MLS or you simply don’t care enough to educate yourself.
At 32, Rooney would be arriving at the same time in his career as four all-time MLS greats.
This is a guy who just bagged 10 goals in the Premier League (all before the end of December) while playing basically every attacking position on the field as well as deeper in central midfield, where Sam Allardyce preferred him in this calendar year.
United’s roster and tell me with a straight face that Ben Olsen isn’t going to play Rooney close to goal, either up top or at the very least tucked in behind the likes of Patrick Mullins or Darren Mattocks (or another summer signing).
And yet Rooney found the energy to make 27 starts in what many would argue is the most physically-demanding league in the world over the past eight months, despite playing for a coach who doesn’t seem to value him.
United would be dropping a ton of money, far more than they ever have before, to land Rooney, whose contract with Everton runs through 2019.