Rooney ready for MLS challenge

28 June 2018 12:54:21 EST

Former England captain Wayne Rooney has completed a move to MLS outfit DC United, ending his second spell with Everton after just one season.

The 32-year-old forward has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with United, ending his Premier League career with 208 top-flight goals to his name.

I have the hunger to be a success here and will give DC 100 per cent - as I have always done for every team I have ever played for.

Wayne Rooney

He also netted a national team record 53 goals in 119 appearances for England, while also enjoying a lengthy trophy-laden stint with Manchester United, where he won the Premier League five times and the Champions League in 2008.

However, Rooney says he is now ready for a new challenge and has promised to do all he can to make his time Stateside a success.

He told his new club's official website: "Moving to America and MLS fulfils another career ambition for me. I have the hunger to be a success here and will give DC 100 per cent - as I have always done for every team I have ever played for."

Meanwhile, DC United general manager Dave Kasper has backed Rooney to bring some much-needed leadership characteristics to his new team, as well as his undoubted quality.

He added: "Wayne is undoubtedly one of the best players in Premier League history and his goalscoring record for club and country speaks for itself.

"He is a world-class player and he elevates those around him, both through his work ethic and winning mentality."

Meanwhile, Everton are 8/1 to finish in the top six in the Premier League enxt seaosn, with Arsenal priced at 1/14 and Leicester City 20/1.

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