11 Jan 2011

Rooney Junior wants to be his own man in MLS trials

1:14 pm on 11 January 2011

Wayne Rooney's younger brother John has begun his American adventure with a goal in the Major League Soccer pre-draft trials after choosing to switch his career to the States.

The 20-year-old sibling of the Manchester United and England striker has been open about the fact that he sees a move to North America as a way to make his career "just me" rather than face constant comparisons with his brother in England.

That may prove to be a forlorn hope, given the growing Stateside interest in the English game and the huge support for United, but the former Macclesfield Town midfielder says there are other attractions.

Rooney junior says the standard of football is good and he thinks it is a great league.