Rooney reveals what he misses about UK, but loves about life in USA

Wayne Rooney has been discussing the differences between life in the UK compared to that in the USA.

Regular readers at The Football Faithful will know that we usually like to keep up with the what is going on in the Premier League, as well as looking back at the great players that have played in it over the years, and one of the biggest names in its history is, of course, Wayne Rooney.

Rooney finally brought the curtain down on his stunning Premier League career earlier this year, swapping the North West of England for the Capital of America, joining Washington based MLS side, DC United.

The Manchester United legend has been an instant hit stateside, scoring 10 goals and providing seven assists in just 18 appearances, and helping steer DC United from the bottom of the Eastern Conference and into the playoffs with just two games to go.

Despite being one of the biggest names in the world of ‘Soccer’ over in the MLS, Rooney has revealed he is enjoying being able to lead a normal life, something he hasn’t been able to do ever since making his breakthrough at Everton all the way back in 2002 – but has admitted that he is missing playing FIFA with his mates.

“It’s difficult for me to play Fifa with my friends at the moment,” Rooney told NBCSN. “We used to play back home when my kids were in bed.

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“My friends would finish work and we’d play about 9pm in the evening. But 9pm in the evening is 4pm here and right in the middle of the kids finishing school so I need to try and find a slot.

“But just to go out with my children here is a lot different to back home. You can do it back home but it just had to be more planned.

“Here I can pick them up from school and ask what they want to do; cinema, shops and restaurants.

“Whereas at home you’re looking over your shoulder wondering who’s watching you, who’s filming you whereas here it’s a little bit more chilled out.

“It’s actually strange, it’s normal stuff people do every day which I’ve missed out on which is great to do.”


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