Wayne Rooney says he can still play in the Premier League

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Image: Wayne Rooney scored 12 goals in his first season in MLS at DC United

Former Manchester United and Everton striker Wayne Rooney believes he can still play in the Premier League.

Rooney, 33, left the Premier League to sign for MLS side DC United in June 2018 having scored 208 goals in 491 appearances in the English top flight.

The former England international scored 12 goals in his first MLS campaign, helping drag DC United off the bottom of the Eastern Conference and into a surprise playoff spot.

Rooney insists he still has the quality to perform in the Premier League.

Image: Rooney suffered a shin injury in DC United's pre-season game against Bethlehem Steel

"If I'm being honest, I know quality-wise, I can still play in the Premier League," he told CNN Sport.

"I know that. I've always been a confident person, and so I have high expectations of myself.

"And yeah, I've come here expecting to do well. And I think there was a surprise from people who have their opinions, which is fair enough, but I never doubted myself at all."

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Last week, Rooney was forced off after 18 minutes in DC United's pre-season friendly 1-0 win over Bethlehem Steel after suffering a shin injury.

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