Everton star Rooney's America move 'agreed in principle'


Rooney would join DC United when the U.S. transfer window opens in July, and Neville insists it would be a beneficial move for the former England captain.

DC United are now rock-bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference table with five points from seven games.

'I am always comfortable if any player player wants to leave or if any player doesn't want to leave.

"But let's put this right, Wayne Rooney has not asked to leave and neither not had a confrontation with me".

"So I wouldn't consider anything on the cards on the moment".

"He's (Rooney's) had a hard time since last summer but we've all come through that, Wayne included".

Rooney is Everton's top scorer with 11 goals this season.

However, England's all-time leading global goal scorer last found the net for his club on Dec.18, and he was left visibly frustrated when substituted during last month's Merseyside derby.

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"How can anyone be guaranteed playing time next season?" asked Allardyce.

Neither Everton nor Rooney's agents were available for comment, while sources at DC United said they did not comment on player speculation. "If they don't play well you can't select them and if they do play well they stay in the team, and that's the simple fact of the matter", said the Toffees boss.

However, he did add that negotiations with the MLS club have taken place.

"Wayne's got a different physique", said Ferguson when Rooney broke Sir Bobby Charlton's United goal record.

After the Red Devils' 0-0 draw with West Ham United on Thursday, Rooney's former manager Jose Mourinho was asked what he thought of the rumours.

Owner Farhad Moshiri gave ex-England captain Rooney permission to speak to the Americans but he wants to stay at Goodison - and will hope that decisions are taken to allow him to finish the two-year contract he signed last summer.

Rooney's representatives traveled to Washington to negotiate terms last week and it appears an agreement has been reached.

"I have had to come here and work hard and get fit, make sure that I keep performing to play well".