Wayne Rooney: Raheem Sterling happier since swapping Liverpool for Man City
England and Man United captain Wayne Rooney says Raheem Sterling is more relaxed around the Three Lions squad
Wayne Rooney says Raheem Sterling is much happier since the forward swapped Liverpool for Manchester City.
The England international completed a £49m move to the Premier League leaders after the forward rejected a reported £100,000-a-week offer from the Merseyside outfit.
He’s a lot more relaxed and settled, which is good for [England]
Sterling scored his first goal for the Citizens in a 2-0 victory over newly-promoted Watford in City’s last Premier League game.
England and United captain Rooney revealed Sterling is more relaxed around the Three Lions squad following his move.
“You can see he’s settled,” Rooney is quoted as saying by Daily Star. “He’s happy, I’m sure. He’s got the move he wanted. He’s started the season excellently – settled in really well at City.
“When you are going through what he did, trying to leave Liverpool, it can be quite difficult, but he’s a lot more relaxed and settled, which is good for [England].”
Sterling has scored one goal in 16 appearances for the England national team following his debut in a 4-0 defeat by Sweden in 2012.
The Reds forward scored 18 goals in 95 Premier League games for Liverpool after Sterling made his debut in a 1-0 loss to Wigan in 2012.
City have won four successive games in the Premier League to leave Manuel Pellegrini’s side three points clear at the top of the table.