The former Barcelona and Liverpool striker is a free agent and has said he’s got offers from the MLS on the table.
Wayne Rooney has ruled out signing Luis Suarez for D.C. United in the Major Soccer League.
After leaving Derby County last month, Rooney has taken charge of another former side in D.C. United. The Englishman has replaced the fired Hernan Losada as the club’s new manager. However, while keen to add talented players to his new squad, he won’t be knocking on Suarez’s door.
Why won’t Rooney sign Suarez?
The 35-year-old striker is a free agent after leaving Atletico Madrid at the end of last season. He recently claimed to have received ‘five or six’ offers from MLS teams.
But Rooney insists D.C. United aren’t one of them, arguing he prefers players ‘who are hungry’.
“I respect Luis Suarez a lot – he’s an incredible player – but what I want [is] players who are hungry,” the new Black and Red boss 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.”
D.C. United drew 2-2 against Columbus Crew in their latest MLS match on Wednesday, leaving them bottom of the Eastern Conference table with 18 points from as many matches.