DC United Coach Wayne Rooney Thinks Luis Suárez Isn’t Hungry Enough for His Major Soccer League Side

DC United Coach Wayne Rooney Thinks Luis Suárez Isn’t Hungry Enough for His Major Soccer League Side

  • Wayne Rooney was unveiled by DC United as their new manager and is looking for new players
  • Luis Suárez is without a club since he was released by Atletico Madrid at the end of the last season
  • Former Liverpool and Barcelona forward Luis Suárez has received offers from clubs in the United States of America

Wayne Rooney thinks Luis Suárez is an incredible player, but he isn’t interested in signing him.

The 35-year-old Uruguayan striker is a free agent after parting ways with Atletico Madrid but has yet to land himself a new club.

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DC United Coach Wayne Rooney doesn't think that Luis Suárez is hungry enough to play for DC United. Image: Ion Alcoba/ Jonathan Newton
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As reported by the Daily Mail, Suárez has confirmed that he has received offers from Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs. The former Barcelona and Liverpool man said he is weighing up his options with regards to his next team, as he looks to remain in contention for a place in Uruguay’s World Cup side.

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One MLS side that won’t be interested in signing Suárez is DC United. New coach Wayne Rooney made that clear when addressing rumours about the striker possibly making the move to his club, Football Espana reported.

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“I respect Luis Suarez a lot. He’s an incredible player, but what I want players who are hungry,” Rooney said.

The former England international added that he wanted players who were capable of playing every single game, attending every training session, and who have a lot to give.

Though without a club presently, Suárez still has a lot left in the tank. He scored an impressive 13 goals for Atletico Madrid last season, despite having reduced minutes.

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Footage of Uruguay forward Luis Suarez recounting his infamous 'hand of God' incident at the 2010 FIFA World Cup has resurfaced.

Ghana and Suarez's Uruguay clashed in the quarterfinals of the competition, with the rest of Africa throwing their weight behind the Black Stars but Suarez will shatter the dreams of an entire continent with an incredible act of deliberate handball.

His deliberate handball incident dubbed 'hand of God' saw Suarez receive his marching orders as Ghana were handed a spot-kick.

Wayne Rooney issues scathing statement to English media, hours after taking DC United job

Wayne Rooney has come out to deny the notion that taking the DC United job was a backward step in his managerial career.

On Tuesday, July 12, it was confirmed that the Manchester United legend would take over at DC United in what will be his second managerial stint after Derby County.

In the events leading up to taking the job, Rooney revealed he talked to his wife about it and things progressed quickly afterwards.

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