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DC United striker Rooney: I wasn't going to be Everton dead weight

DC United striker Wayne Rooney admits he was feeling like a "dead weight" at Everton.

The 32-year-old former Manchester United and England captain struggled to establish himself under Sam Allardyce at Goodison last season.

Rooney told the BBC: “Everton made it clear if there was an offer there, they would be happy for me to go.

“I understand they have brought a new manager in, got new staff, they obviously want to bring in players that manager wants.

“I am sure it will release money for the new players who come in. I am sure that was in their thinking.

“I said to them if that is what you want, I am not going to hang round and be a dead weight. I will go somewhere else and play."

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