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Rooney has no plans to retire soon

Former Manchester United and England forward, Wayne Rooney, insisted that he has no plans to retire from football anytime soon ahead of his Derby County debut.

The 34-year-old has penned an 18-month deal in the East Midlands – and gave a strong hint that he’s very much open to the idea of extending his contract beyond its current expiry date.

“That depends on different circumstances,” he said in an interview with Sky Sports.

“I have an 18-month contract. It depends on how my body is after that and how Derby feel I have done.

“I feel good. I’ve been lucky in my career that I haven’t had major muscle injuries that can affect you later on. I haven’t missed a training session in two years. I will play for as long as my body allows me.”

The Manchester United and England record goal scorer also believes that he still has plenty to offer and is looking forward to playing in the Championship.

“I signed in the summer but I’ve been in for a few weeks now training and I’m ready to play. I’m looking forward to it,” he added.

“I feel my body is still ready to play, I feel good. As long as I feel I can benefit the team, then I’ll play. I feel I can add quality to the team, experience. I feel there is plenty I can offer.

“It’s a league that I’ve always watched and it’s a bit different to the Premier League – there are a lot more games first of all.

“Quality-wise it’s probably not as good as the Premier League but it’s a good league. You have to battle to get results and I have no problem with that.

“I think it will be similar [to MLS]. Probably better individual players. It’s a tough league and I’m ready for it.”

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