Former Manchester United and current DC United forward Wayne Rooney has claimed that he is still good enough to play in the Premier League, even if he was not expected to do well in the MLS.
Rooney moved to his boyhood club Everton from Manchester United but did not do all that well with the Merseyside club before moving to DC United, where he has been a revelation. Considering his current form in the MLS, Rooney has insisted that he would still do well if he were to return to the Premier League, even if people did not expect much from him anymore.
“If I’m being honest, I know quality wise, I can still play in the Premier League,” Rooney told CNN Sport, according to Goal.
“I know that. I’ve always been a confident person, and so I have high expectations of myself.
“I’ve come here expecting to do well and I think there was a surprise from people who have their opinions, which is fair enough, but I never doubted myself at all.”
The former English international was also of the opinion that Mauricio Pochettino would be the best choice as Manchester United’s manager but also hoped that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can continue the good form and stake a claim for the job.
“Ole Gunnar’s a fantastic person,” said Rooney. “I think the club will have a decision to make at the end of the season, and it’d be nice to see Ole continue with this form and get a shot at the job on a permanent basis.
“But if not, if the club go to choose someone else, then I think in my opinion Pochettino would be the right guy.”
It remains to be seen who will be hired as the manager of United at the end of the season, with Solskjaer certainly one of the better options they have available.