Former England captain Wayne Rooney, who helped revitalise one of Major League Soccer's original superpowers when he joined D.C. United last year, still feels he possesses the quality to compete in the Premier League.
The 33-year-old former Manchester United and Everton captain, speaking in an interview with CNN World Sport released on Tuesday, said he was not a fading force and he could still compete against some of the world's best players.
"If I'm being honest, quality wise I can still play...
Wayne Rooney was substituted after suffering an ankle injury in DC United's first preseason friendly this weekend but is optimistic that he can make a swift return to action.
Former Manchester United and England star Rooney picked up the injury in the early stages of his side's match against Bethlehem Steel.
The 33-year-old received treatment on the sidelines and, despite returning to the pitch for a short while, was taken off after 18 minutes.
Rooney's ankle was treated with an ice pack before...