Paul Pogba is perfect for MLS, claims Wayne Rooney 2 years ago

Paul Pogba is perfect for MLS, claims Wayne Rooney

The former United striker also reckons Marcus Rashford would be "great" for the American league

Real Madrid were described as a "dream" club by Paul Pogba recently, but one of the Manchester United midfielder's former teammates has a better idea for where he could go next.

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Wayne Rooney is currently playing out the twilight of his career with MLS outfit DC United, a league seen by some as exclusively for footballers who are less talented (Bradley Wright-Phillips), past it (Shaun Wright-Phillips), or simply with a famous name (Bradley Wright-Phillips, again).

Nevertheless, Pogba's love of a trip to the States and his brother's presence in the league are two reasons why Rooney sees him really enjoying a spell across the pond.

“There are lots of players who could come over and could be very successful here," the ex-England striker told Sky Sports.

“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.”

After a turbulent period under Jose Mourinho, Pogba has found his feet under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and is finally turning into the player United dreamt he would become when re-signing him from Juventus.

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The Frenchman scored four goals and assisted a further three in the new manager's first three games in charge but has struggled to continue that form in recent weeks, on a run of five matches without finding the net.