Wayne Rooney can not get guarantee on Everton game time, says Sam Allardyce

  • Wayne Rooney can not get guarantee on Everton game time, says Sam Allardyce

Wayne Rooney can not get guarantee on Everton game time, says Sam Allardyce

"In MLS, you have always some iconic players that are going to end their careers there", said Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who coached Rooney in his final season at Old Trafford.

Wayne Rooney has said farewell to staff and team-mates at Everton as he prepares to move to MLS side DC United.

DC sit at the bottom of the MLS table with just one win in their last seven games.

Rooney, 32, who returned last summer to Everton after 13 seasons with Manchester United, is reportedly set to leave his boyhood club for a fee of around 12.5 million pounds ($17 million), reports Efe.

Reports claim that a deal in principle is in place which will see Rooney move Stateside for a spell with D.C. United this summer.

Allardyce said: "How as a manager can you guarantee anyone to play?"

"There have been rumours about Wayne going overseas, China or America". Rooney has clearly fallen out of favour with Allardyce with regards to crew choice however the participant is nicely conscious that the transfer to DC United, who confirmed their curiosity on Friday, is a Moshiri initiative.

Sam Allardyce has denied Wayne Rooney has asked to leave Everton but insisted the former England captain can not be given assurances over his playing time at Goodison Park.

He added: "Wayne is a special player but if any player wants to leave they can, in my opinion".

"It's a tricky question for me to answer", Allardyce said.

Rooney underwent treatment on a minor knee injury at the club's Finch Farm training base on Friday and made a decision to leave when the squad of fit players headed out for their afternoon session.

"He can play in a few roles, he's a brilliant goalscorer, and I still think he's got a lot to give".