Fans may have expected Rooney to finish his career at Old Trafford but the player himself admitted he would consider moving to the United States before hanging up his boots.

And the United skipper, in Seattle as the Red Devils prepare to begin their pre-season tour, has conceded that a move Stateside is one of that appeals when the time is right. When that time comes, that (playing in the MLS) will be something I’d think about. Rooney also captains England’s national team and is its second all-time leading goal scorer.

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United are in Seattle ahead of their opening pre-season friendly, against Club America, and Rooney’s current contract has another four years to go.

Steven Gerrard became the latest England star to move to the United States when he swapped Liverpool for LA Galaxy, following in the footsteps of David Beckham and Frank Lampard.

Let’s wait to hear Colleen Rooney’s (Wayne’s wife) response before we start dreaming and speculating.

Their first game is Friday in Seattle against Mexican side Club America. “When you’re first getting into the first team, it’s not something you think about”. “You’re just trying to break into the team. Coming to these tours, you get to see it first-hand and realise the passion and how much football can bring people together”.