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David Beckham: MLS move is the right one for Wayne Rooney

Rooney has joined DC United on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

David Beckham believes Wayne Rooney’s move to DC United is great for the player and Major League Soccer as a whole.

A year after returning to boyhood club Everton from Manchester United, the 32-year-old is on the move again.

Rooney completed his move to DC United on Thursday, signing a three-and-a-half year deal with the MLS side.

It is a deal that Beckham, who played for LA Galaxy and is now setting up an MLS franchise in Miami, believes will be great for his former England team-mate and the league.

Beckham told MLS: “I think it’s great for Wayne. I also think it is obviously great for the league, but I think for Wayne personally.

“He’s played for one of the biggest clubs and been successful at one of the biggest clubs in the game, with Manchester United.

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“I think when he moved back to Everton after United, I felt that he was going to firstly go from United and play in the US or play in China or Japan.

“But obviously he decided to go back to his boyhood club, which was great for him, it was a great occasion to spend the time he spent back at Everton.

“But I think it’s the right move for him. I think it’s exciting for the fans.

“People that watch the game and understand the game in the US, you know they know who Wayne Rooney is, they know who Zlatan (Ibrahimovic) is. They know these big players.

“So to actually see them perform in their league is something that’s special.

“I think he’ll do really well. I think DC is the right club for him. I think it’s a great city, it’s a great city for him to move with his family and enjoy the time that he’s going to be there.”

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