Title This article has been updated to clarify a reference to a quote from Wayne Rooney that could lead to Arsenal and Liverpool losing their top players.
Read moreThe former Manchester United striker, who will be playing for United this season, made his comments in an interview with German broadcaster Deutsche Welle on Monday.
“The best soccer is in Europe, but the best football is not in England, in Spain or in Germany,” he said.
“You can have the best player in England but the same player doesn’t play in Germany.
That is the problem.”
He added: “England is a country of football, but it is not a country that wants to win a World Cup.”
Rooney said he believes it would be possible for English football to have a World Series for the first time in decades, and added: “(England) can be a World Champion for the same reason that the Germans won a World Championship.
They are not only a team that plays good football, they also have the world’s best coach.”
It is a different world to the world we live in.
“Arsenal and Liverpool are expected to be in contention to sign Rooney before the end of the season, and while he did not specifically mention either club by name, he did acknowledge Liverpool’s prospects as he looked to improve his international career.”
There is a lot of excitement, and we have a lot to prove,” he added.”
But I think this season is going to be an important year for me.
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