Rooney hoping to see Pogba follow his lead and become ‘great’ addition to MLS
The former Manchester United striker believes the World Cup-winning midfielder would be welcomed to America if he ever decided to make a move.
Wayne Rooney says Paul Pogba would be a “great” addition to MLS and hopes to one day see a former Manchester United team-mate follow his lead by securing a switch to America.
At 33 years of age, he has starred in the States.
His debut campaign delivered 12 goals and a play-off berth, while the 2019 season has already seen him record a first hat-trick in MLS.
As United and England’s all-time leading goalscorer, Rooney was always expected to make his mark in new surroundings.
He believes World Cup winner Pogba, who he played alongside across two spells at Old Trafford for the Frenchman, could make a similar impact if he ever decides to cross the Atlantic.
Rooney told Sky Sports: “There are lots of players who could come over and could be very successful here.
“Obviously players I have played with – Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford – players like that are great players.
“I know Paul Pogba loves coming to the States. His brother is here, so I’m sure he’d be a great signing for anyone.”
Pogba has said of ongoing speculation suggesting that he is destined to become a ‘Galactico’ at the Santiago Bernabeu: “Like I’ve always said, Real Madrid is a dream for anyone. It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world.
“There is also [Zinedine] Zidane as a coach and it’s a dream for anybody who likes football.
“For now, I’m at Manchester. We don’t know what the future holds. I’m at Manchester and I’m happy.”