Everton boss tips Rooney to continue playing for a few more years

Everton boss Sam Allardyce has insisted that Wayne Rooney is not even close to retirement as the forward continues to impress for the Toffees.

Rooney re-joined Everton from Manchester United in the summer, and it had been thought that the former England captain would play for a year or two before retiring from the sport.

The 32-year-old has been in fine form for Everton this season, however, scoring 10 times and registering two assists in 16 Premier League appearances.

Allardyce has only just started working with Rooney at club level after replacing Ronald Koeman as head coach of the Merseyside outfit.

However, the former England boss has claimed that he has seen enough to suggest that Rooney can continue playing ‘for a good few years yet’.

Allardyce told evertontv:

“Wayne can flourish as long as he wants with the talent he has got.

“As long as he looks after his body, better than he has ever done in his life now that he is in his 30s, then he can keep going at this level.

“He has the experience and the talent to go on for a good few years yet.”

Rooney only scored eight times in 39 appearances for Man United last season, and just five of those goals came in the Premier League.

Everton will look to continue their recent impressive form when they host Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.