Manchester United star Wayne Rooney would consider move to MLS

1:01 | Planet Futbol
Wayne Rooney would consider eventual move to MLS
Thursday July 16th, 2015

Manchester United star Wayne Rooney said he would consider a future move to MLS. 

“I’m obviously concentrating on Manchester United,” Rooney said, according to The Guardian. “When that time comes, that’ll be something I’d think about. I’ll sit down with my wife and children and decide if it would be right for me.”

MLS has become a destination for aging Premier League stars, most famously United's David Beckham, and more recently Chelsea's Frank Lampard and Liverpool's Steven Gerrard. 

Rooney, 29, made his Premier League debut with Everton in 2002 and was sold to United two years later. He has scored 170 goals in 340 games for the Red Devils. Rooney also captains the English national team and needs one goal to tie Bobby Charlton for the most in England history. 

• WAHL: The story behind Carli Lloyd's World Cup final performance

Rooney is currently traveling the United States with United, as the Reds prepare for a four-match exhibition tour. Their first game is Friday in Seattle against Mexican side Club America. 

- Dan Gartland

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.