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Moyes: Rooney is ‘one of the best players to grace the last era of football’

David Moyes has claimed that Wayne Rooney is one of the best players of his era amid claims that the Everton striker is seemingly set to end his Premier League career.

Rooney has been heavily linked with a move away from Everton this summer, having reportedly agreed a deal in principle to join MLS side DC United.

While Sam Allardyce has denied that the former England captain has asked to leave, it hasn’t stopped the press asking those who have worked with Rooney about his career and his potential transfer.

One of those managers who has been speaking about Rooney is West Ham manager David Moyes. Moyes has of course managed Rooney twice during his career, firstly at Everton when he burst onto the scene as a teenager, and then again almost 10 years later when he was appointed as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at Manchester United.

With Man Utd having just played West Ham at the London stadium, the Scot was asked on his thoughts about his former player:

“Wayne’s been a great player and probably one of the best players to grace the last era of football,” said Moyes.

“I really enjoyed him at Everton when he was young – and I enjoyed him at United – he helped me a lot at United.

“If he chooses to go to DC, they will be getting a good player – he can play in a couple of roles, he’s a brilliant goalscorer and I still think he’s got more to give.”

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