Wayne Rooney: MLS is physical but that will suit me

Jose Mourinho Wayne Rooney

Jose Mourinho Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney is already hoisting the standards of D.C. United up a notch.

The former England captain was presented to the media by DC United on Monday and his new career will officially begin on July 14 when the MLS side open their new stadium with a game against Vancouver Whitecaps.

Rooney is the all-time leading goal scorer for both England (53 goals) and Manchester United (253).

'Everton is the club I grew up supporting I was delighted and grateful to go back last summer but in football you never know whats round the corner, ' said Rooney. I am not going to come in and say I want this change and that change.

"That's on the first day".

Rooney added: "I'm not here to see out the last few years of my career, I'm here to compete, I'm here to win and that's the way I've always played and will always play".

"Yesterday I had a go at some of the academy players for not running hard - I always set high targets and I demand that of myself and my teammates". That's on my first day. "That's the way I've always played".

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"The league has gotten better, and I think the club's realized that and that they have to improve if they want to be successful again", he said.

However, Rooney believes the club will need to do some more investment with players to create more history.

The 32-year-old completed his move to the MLS club last week after just a season back at boyhood club Everton.

He's not afraid to ruffle some feathers in his bid to help DC United transform into a top club. "But it starts with us having to win because if we don't win with Wayne Rooney, then we're all going to be disappointed". Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

"LA and NY are too hectic, like London. I'll embrace it and look forward to doing that". "In order for the club to move forward we will need to bring a few more players in". "We need to improve, and I think that's clear to see ... but I think there's talent in the team, and maybe with a little bit of guidance and a little bit of help on and off the pitch, I can help them, and also they can help me".

"Of course I'll have to adapt and eventually get used to it, but it's been OK so far", he said.

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