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Neville backs Rooney’s imminent MLS move

Gary Neville has backed Wayne Rooney’s apparent decision to quit the Premier League this summer, with rumours linking him with an imminent move to the MLS.

The England and Manchester United all time leading record goalscorer has been linked with a move to American side DC United this summer, after his fairytale return to Goodison Park hasn’t quite worked out as planned.

Rooney has cut a frustrated figure at times this season back in the blue of Everton, despite being the club’s highest scorer with 11 goals.

Now, his former United and England team-mate Gary Neville has said it is a good decision for the 32-year-old to make the move across the Atlantic.

He told Sky Sports: “I thought it was nice that he went back to Everton, but it never quite works when you go back.

“My view is that to experience something completely different would be a great thing for him – to get away and try something different.

“He’s got 30/35 years of his life to think about, coming pretty quickly. To experience different things, different culture, different environment, and to learn about new things is not a bad thing for him.

“He’s got a big decision to make in the next couple of years about what he does in his post-career.”

Neville of course took the plunge to experience new cultures too when he was unexpectedly appointed as the manger of La Liga side Valencia back in 2015, but flopped massively.

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