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Everton fans may dispute Rooney claim he can still perform in Premier League

Former Everton striker Wayne Rooney believes he could still do a job in the Premier League, according to CNN Sport.

They report that the former England captain – who now plays for DC United in MLS – feels he still has enough quality to shine in the top flight.

He said: “If I’m being honest, I know quality wise, I can still play in the Premier League.I know that. I’ve always been a confident person, and so I have high expectations of myself.”

But the Everton fans who saw Rooney toil through last season as he dropped deeper into midfield may disagree with his confident assertion.

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Rooney was the embodiment of Sam Allardyce’s stodgy Everton era; a slow-paced player for a side who needs more dynamism than that.

There won’t be many Toffees feeling that Rooney would add much to their side this season, despite their current struggles.

And it is easy for Rooney to make these assertions but where it matters is seeing the evidence on the pitch and he failed on that score last season under Allardyce.

The slower pace of MLS is suiting him down to the ground, but Rooney is wide of the mark to say that he could still cut it in the English top flight.


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