Rooney was named DC United head coach earlier this week. The ex-Manchester United star played for

D.C. United

back in 2018 and 2019 before making a move for Derby County. After a spell as a player, he became the club’s coach, keeping the club in the Championship amid their financial problems.

However, the England icon has serious work to do on a team sitting bottom of the overall MLS standings and according to


, he’s decided to strengthen his squad by signing his former Manchester United teammate, Jesse Lingard. The outlet reports that Rooney has reached out to Lingard about the possibility of reuniting at Audi Field.



joined West Ham on a loan deal in the second half of the 2020/21 season. He scored nine goals in 16 Premier League starts and West Ham wanted to sign him permanently but they could not reach an agreement with United. In addition, Newcastle came close to signing Lingered last January but this time they failed to agree on personal terms with him. The 29-year-old Lingard who is United's academy graduate scored 25 goals in 232 matches for

Red Devils


After the expiration of his contract, the English midfielder rejected offers from Premier League clubs West Ham and Everton as neither met the player's salary expectations.



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source: 90min