Wed 13 July 2022 | 20:51

Rooney wants players who are hungry not Suarez

Wayne Rooney believes Luis Suarez is not the right option for DC United, insisting that he wants players “who are hungry”.

Wayne Rooney

has been appointed as

DC United

’s boss this week and was quizzed about the potential signings, but he insisted that he prefers players that are hungry to bolster the squad.

The 35-year-old departed

Atletico Madrid

and is on the lookout for a new club to stay fresh before the World Cup in Qatar.

He admitted that he got some offers from MLS as he is considering what his next move will be.

“I respect Luis Suarez a lot – he’s an incredible player – but what I want players who are hungry,"

he said in a press conference.

"I want players to come to this club who are hungry and who want to come to the club but also have a lot to give and are capable of playing every game, attending every training session.

"So we’re working extremely hard to identify the right profile of players we want to bring in and I’m sure in the near future, we’ll have an announcement to make on new signings.”

The Uruguay star was extraordinary in his first season at the La Liga side in 2020-21, meeting the target 21 times as they won the title, but he did not live up to the expectations last season.

On a possible MLS move, he told Radio Sport:

"The market in MLS is very complex, some clubs want you but they don't have the slots, and so it would have to be for January. Other clubs want you now but I have to evaluate if they have a chance to qualify for the playoffs.

"I'm not closing the door to anyone and I've listened to all the offers, but if some MLS teams don't qualify for the playoffs, they end their season in the first week of October, and that's not useful for me because I would stop for a month ahead of the World Cup, which wouldn't be good for me."

source: SportMob

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