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Man Utd boss Mourinho: Rooney has had perfect career; I hope he enjoys MLS

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has paid a glowing tribute to DC United signing Wayne Rooney.

Rooney this week ended his 16-year spell in England's top-flight after leaving Everton for MLS outfit DC United.

And after Rooney joined former United team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic, now at LA Galaxy, Mourinho believes it'll only further raise the profile of the MLS.

"When he made it at Everton, his boyhood club, the world was surprised with that kid," Mourinho said on Rooney.

“And then he went to Manchester United and he had the incredible career he had.

"Then in the Premier League again at Everton Football Club, so I think his career in England was perfect.

“He decides the MLS [is next] and in MLS, you have always some iconic players that are going to end their career there.

"You had [Steven] Gerrard, you had [Frank] Lampard, you had [Patrick] Vieira, you had so many of them.

David Beckham played there, too. You now have Zlatan [Ibrahimovic], you now have Wayne.

"I just hope he enjoys it and, of course, he'll bring the attention that the MLS needs to attract more people.

“To steal some people from the other sports that normally the American people are in love with."

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