Tuesday 26 March 2019

Silva will allow Rooney to go

US LINK: Wayne Rooney. Pic: PA Wire
US LINK: Wayne Rooney. Pic: PA Wire

New Everton manager Marco Silva will not stand in Wayne Rooney's way if he wants to leave his boyhood club for Major Soccer League's DC United.

The 32-year-old has been in talks with the American outfit over the last few weeks despite having only rejoined the Toffees 11 months ago after 13 years at Manchester United insisting he still had a point to prove.

However, despite having a year left on his contract Rooney is considering leaving for MLS and Silva will not plead with him to stay, although the Portuguese said the door was open any time he wanted to come back to the club.

"Before I arrived it was something that had already started," said Silva.

"It is something we expect, in the next few days, we will talk with Wayne Rooney (about) because he is a club legend and we need to understand everything.

"The door is open every time for him. We will talk with him but it is Wayne's decision."

Everton's new director of football Marcel Brands added: "There is a possibility he could leave. He is talking with Washington, it is not a secret."

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