Former LA Galaxy general manager Alexi Lalas has warned against the club trying to sign Man Utd skipper Wayne Rooney.
The five-time MLS Cup winners have been linked with a move for Rooney, who has had to settle for a substitute’s role for club and country in recent matches, despite Jose Mourinho’s assertion that the England captain is not for sale.
Lalas said in the Sun on Sunday: “They got little return on the Steven Gerrard investment and does Rooney still have much to give and something which works in the MLS, even if he is five years younger than Gerrard?
“Are you replacing a player who had limited involvement and limited impact, with yet another player who will have limited involvement and limited impact? If Rooney, at 31, doesn’t still have the things which made him great, then it’s problematic.
“Living in Beverly Hills is great. But if you don’t couple it with performances on the field then you are just stealing money. The player he is now isn’t the player of 10 years ago – but then no one is.”