Date: 2nd January 2011 at 7:37pm
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Manchester City midfielder Patrick Vieira has indicated he’s had his day in top European Leagues and Major League Soccer is his only realistic option left to him.

Vieira (34) is currently in his second season at MCFC however; his first team appearances are becoming infrequent to say the least.

The former France international contract expires at the end of this season and while he’s been a stalwart in the middle of the field age has finally caught up with him.

Vieira told the French media outlet the Orange Sport

‘For me, these will be the last six months in a high-level European club, and after the experience I’d like the United States.’

‘I also spoke with my friend (Youri) Djorkaeff, he has played in MLS and he convinced me.’


Vieira has started just two games this season for Manchester City and has one goal to show for his efforts. Last month he expressed discontent about his current predicament, where he struggles for playing time against the likes of starters Yaya Touré and Carlos Tevez.

‘Yes, of course, I’m frustrated, but I’m not the only one,’ Vieira told ESPN Soccernet last month. ‘When you see the squad and how big it is, of course many players will be disappointed and frustrated not to play that often.’