DC United striker Wayne Rooney believes he is still good enough to play in the Premier League.
England and Manchester United’s all-time leading goalscorer swapped Everton for MLS by signing a three-and-a-half-year deal with DC in June. The forward struggled for form after returning to his boyhood club Everton in 2017 in a deal that sent Romelu Lukaku to Old Trafford. However, the 33-year-old helped lead DC from the bottom of the Eastern Conference and into the play-offs, scoring 12 goals and supplying six assists in 21 appearances. “If I’m being honest, I know quality wise, I can still play in the Premier League,” Rooney told CNN Sport. “I know that. I’ve always been a confident person, and so I have high expectations of myself. “I’ve come here expecting to do well and I think there was a surprise from people who have their opinions, which is fair enough, but I never doubted myself at all.”