SSN: Rooney deal to D.C United agreed in principle

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    VancouverUtdFan Banned

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    https://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/report-wayne-rooney-serious-talks-signing-d-c-united/

    Don’t mind me. Here in NA (Canada), still a treat to see legends of the game even if their past their prime which we otherwise most likely wouldn’t get a chance to see. Waiting on Zlatan and Galaxy to come to Vancouver and have caught Kaka and others in the past. Won’t be any different with Wazza especially being the United legend he is.

    ...still kind of crazy to think his career started crashing down around the age of 30. Who would’ve thought it’d be that soon when it’s expected to be the prime/peak for most.
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    PepsiCola Full Member

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    Should have been let go of in 2013.
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    Loublaze ATLien

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    Pure desperation from DC United. I don't see Rooney lasting in MLS beyond one season and he'll end up like the Gerrard disaster at Galaxy. DC United are terrible at the moment too, just like LA Galaxy (Zlatan cannot save them from how rubbish they are and I dont even see them reaping full financial benefits from his signing).
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    I hope this happens actually. I loved Rooney so much I don't want to see him at 33 lumbering around the premier league not doing very much due to his legs being long gone.
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    K2K Full Member

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    Rooney has been done for a long long time now.

    It's sad to see but it has been evident for years now.
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    Ronaldo's Mum Eh? Ronaldo is shite

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    It's about his level now. I would go to the US if I were him but not to DC.. I'd choose LA, NY or Miami.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    So he needed one year in Everton to finally realize he's done at this level of football for years ?
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    And people were worried about him 'smashing it' at Everton. Guy has been totally washed up for a number of years now and should have gone to the states/China ages ago.
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    Flytan Full Member

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    Are those even options? He may be stuck going to a "lesser city" since those clubs already have the max amount of whatever they're called.

    That being said US cities are bridging the gap far more than lots of European ones. Maybe in the eyes of foreigners it still matters but in most other sports the whole location thing is irrelevant now (unless it's your hometown) since everywhere has everything.
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    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

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    Imagine if he'd been sold to Chelsea that summer, like Fergie set him up for.. We would have been laughing.
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    We should have been laughing...instead we got Moyes who gave Rooney that fat contract, got rid of all the backroom staff and 3/4 of our defense in one swoop.
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    Ronaldo's Mum Eh? Ronaldo is shite

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    I'm just saying as a player I'd want to play for those 3 cities. LA and Miami for their weather, NY to a lesser degree but still a massive city. I would also take him here in Toronto as well but I doubt he would want to live here during the winter/fall.
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    Gazza Magic Carpet Pilot

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    I’d actually go watch them again if he joined; if only for the novelty

    Having said that I don’t fancy his chances dealing with the heat and humidity here in the summer
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    He's finished at the top level.
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    He’d do well to score 5-10 goals playing in MLS for DC. They haven’t been relevant in 10 years.
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    Would be cool for me so I could go see him
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    He was part of the swap to acquire Lukaku and was a nice way to go back to Everton where it all began for him.
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    marukomu The Gatekeeper

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    He should go to Rangers with slippy.
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    It's hot and humid in DC in the summer. Rooney wouldn't last any time here.
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    I imagine he'll show up unfit, score the occasional wonder goal to "silence the critics" before reverting back to the sad, empty shell of a player we all know him to be.
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    A lot of people actually. There's always been discussion about Rooney burning out earlier than others because of the level he started at, at the age of 16. He's going to be 33 this year - that's not peak/prime for a striker especially one who's been competing at the top level for the last 17 years.

    He'd do well in the MLS I think... way better than Gerrard. And it's probably not going to be for DC United - I mean even the article says there's 50% chance of him joining - that's hardly definitive. I won't be surprised if he goes to Miami as part of the Beckham project. Regardless, he'd do well there despite some of the ridiculous bias against him here.
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    He could get away with playing in midfield at that level.

    He cant be a starting midfielder in the league.. and he is done as a striker.
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    5 years too late IMO. But good luck to him.
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    devilish Juventus fan who used to support United

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    Giggs, Maldini, Baresi, Riva and Totti are clear examples of how flawed your argument is. Most played in a physically tougher league then fatty and they didnt had the luxury of being managed by a genuis who managed him for most of his career and knew exactly how his body worked. FFS even fat Ronaldo had a longer career and his career was littered with injuries and international games commitments

    The only difference between Rooney and those legends is that unlike him they took good care of their body. You won't see Giggs or Maldini wasted in some bar. Ah and they were also WC for most of their career
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    Not nearly enough digs at the guy in this thread. I better point out that he's finished and he's basically a disgrace to football at this stage.

    Are we ever going to be able to see him appreciated again in our life times? Van Gaal has more defenders on here than one of our best players of recent times. Did he personally screw most of you guys over?

    Anyway best of luck to the lad whatever he chooses to do.
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    Eh? What do you want people to do? Lie and say he’s still a brilliant players and will tear up the MLS? People are just telling it like it is. He’s shot physically and doesn’t have the brains/motivation to change that.
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    He got a lot of adoration when he left but he’ll be appreciated more when he retires.

    I’ve never seen a player decline like he has, not when he still had the desire to play at the top level. Players that decline young usually lose motivation but Rooney has been struggling for the past five years. It’s a unique case and it’s no surprise people keep talking about it.
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    Agreed. I bear Rooney no ill will as even though he stayed on with us for far too long (on crazy money it must be said) I don't see it as his prerogative to turn down a massive United contract, it was Moyes and Woody's responsibility not to offer ridiculous deals to finished players.

    As far as I'm concerned he's a legend of this club and the further away he gets from the PL the sooner I'm left only with the good memories of his time here, of which there are many.
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    fezzerUTD New Member

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    The annoying thing is that we are still paying 200k of his 300k a week wages until June 2019.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Don't think we are paying any wages, that's why his transfer fee was waived off.
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    I hope what you say is true. The Rooney article in the mail suggests otherwise :(
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    My "argument" was purely about Rooney's career and how there's been discussion about him specifically burning out because of his early start. It wasn't a blanket statement about every player who started playing at 16. Yes, maybe he could have looked after himself better but that doesn't mean he would have remained a top striker like he was for most of his career, especially an explosive one like he was. Since you brought up the players to compare:

    - Giggs and Totti are attacking exceptions - there are a handful of attackers who consistently played at the top level for as long as these two did. These two also changed their games accordingly not just because of physical ability but more so because of their footballing intelligence.

    - I can't say much about Riva - never saw him play and I prefer not to judge someone on stats alone.

    - Baresi and Maldini were defenders - different positions. Different demands. Defenders also tend to last longer than attackers.


    The Italian league is certainly not physically tougher than the EPL.

    Longer career? We don't know yet. Rooney is still playing. But Ronaldo played far fewer games in his whole career than Rooney has till now. Also, Ronaldo's career as a top level striker ended when he left Real Madrid at 31 years of age.

    I don't know what you thought my argument was but you certainly have specific agenda against Rooney which doesn't hold up.
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    FlawlessThaw most 'know it all' poster

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    Nah most reports say Everton are paying the full amount as Rooney took a 50% pay cut to join them.
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    Smh you’re a pathetic “fan”.

    Most goals for the club - put some respect on his name ffs.


    ...I guess Brazilian Ronaldo and Ronaldinho are the same level as Rooney because they didn’t take care of their bodies..
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    I loved Rooney as a player for us, it was terrible seeing how much he deteriorated at the end of his time here.

    If he could go to the US for a few years and play at a decent standard that would be great for him, personally think it's sad to see him languishing at Everton like he did for us too. It's clear he isn't up to it in the PL consistently anymore, and I prefer to remember the player he was and what he achieved with us. Go for it abroad, Wayne.
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    The serie A of the 80/90s was far more meaner and defensive minded than today's EPL. The likes of Gentile, vierchowood and kohler weren't players you want to mess with. You dont need to be 6ft3 or dive in tackles like some dumb phil neville to leave a painful mark. Just ask the likes of van basten who got ruined by the serie a or batistuta who can barely walk these days because of the punishment he got during his time in the seria a. Not to forget the likes of Rush or bergkamp who were rubbish there simply because the serie a of the time conceded no space for forwards to breathe let alone score goals

    Rooney was blessed. He barely ever had any long term injuries, he was basically managed by 2 men (one was a genius) who knew his body well and his national side kept losing out which means he could focus his energy just on his club career. He also played at a time when techically gifted plauers are protected by refs. The likes of Ronaldo barely had any break at all for 3 consecutive years, they were poorly managed by a number of idiots and picked a crippling injury early on in his career. Rooney's burnout is solely down not taking good care of himself and its also the reason why his time as WC is shockingly short.
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    devilish Juventus fan who used to support United

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    Being a 'fan' doesn't mean being stupid. PS i a manchester united supporter not a Rooney fan. Im not some Rooney version of a bieberer

    I also explained the Ronaldo thing in previous posts.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    It's sad he's done at 32
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    Yea I didn’t say you get on my knees for him.

    He’s a footballing legend and one of the top strikers in the EPL for the past decade+...don’t be dumb.
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    devilish Juventus fan who used to support United

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    For all the talent he had he's been disappointing. His time as a WC player was shockingly short and he was finished by age 30-31. The reason for all this is he didnt took care of himself


    Id say the same for maradona who i think he is the best player the world had ever seen. God gave us eyes to see and a brain to think for a reason. Unlike Rooney though maradona was the leader and lead singer for both club and country

    Being a top striker at a juggernaut like United with a legend like SAf in command is hardly an achievement. FFS even Andy cole could do that. Rooney could be way better then that and he threw it away
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