Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney believes that he still has a few more years at the top level left in him. His massive decline in terms of form has led to many speculations in recent years that Rooney may be feeling the effects of having been playing regularly since the age of 17. Not many players start playing regular first-team football at this very young age. After having made close to 600 carrier appearances for Manchester United and Everton and a further 100 more for the England national team, Rooney has suffered in terms of form and injuries in the last couple of seasons.
The 30-year-old could have just played his last World Cup tournament for England. The former Everton striker has admitted that age may be beginning to catch up with him, but he still has a couple of years left at the very top. His comments are likely to hint that Rooney may consider a move to the MLS like many of his former England teammates like Steven Gerrard, Ashley Cole, and Frank Lampard. Rooney has been out with a knee injury for almost 2 months and has not played since the middle of February. He has scored only seven league goals this season in what is turning out into one of the most disappointing campaigns for the striker.
“I’ve still got a few years left I feel.I’ll keep trying to, first and foremost, help the team be successful and, if I can score the goals to help achieve that, then that’ll be great,” said Rooney, who has promised to help the young crop of strikers like Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford. The former arrived for a hefty transfer fee and has started impressively in his debut campaign at United, while the latter came through the ranks at the club.