Wayne Rooney ‘wants to rescue ex-Man United team-mate Phil Jones and bring him to DC United’


Wayne Rooney ‘wants to rescue ex-Man United team-mate Phil Jones from his Old Trafford nightmare and bring him to DC United’ after returning to the MLS side as coach… with Jesse Lingard and Ravel Morrison also on his radar

  • Wayne Rooney is reportedly considering a move for former team-mate Phil Jones
  • Jones has struggled with a number of injuries during his 11 years at Man United
  • He has a year remaining on his contract and United would demand a nominal fee
  • Rooney is also keen to bring Jesse Lingard and Ravel Morrison to DC United

DC United manager Wayne Rooney is considering a move for former Manchester United team-mate Phil Jones, according to reports. 

England’s record goalscorer has been confirmed as the new manager of the MLS club, who he appeared 52 times for as a player. 

The move stateside came as somewhat of a surprise as Rooney had a built a burgeoning reputation as a young coach at Derby, before leaving last month amid their ownership and administration uncertainty.  

Wayne Rooney was recently appointed DC United manager after his departure from Derby 

Rooney is keen to bring former Manchester United team-mate Phil Jones to the United States

Rooney is keen to bring former Manchester United team-mate Phil Jones to the United States

As reported by The Sun, he is now giving a consideration to bringing Jones to the club, with DC United currently sitting bottom of the East Conference.

Jones has endured a difficult time during his 11-year stay at the club due to injuries and he made just five appearances across all competitions last season. 

Jones and Rooney played alongside each other for Manchester United before the latter left for Everton in 2017.  

Jones did not travel with the rest of the United squad for the tour of Thailand and Australia to improve his fitness ahead of the new campaign. 

Jones and Rooney played alongside each other for six years before the latter left United in 2017

Jones and Rooney played alongside each other for six years before the latter left United in 2017

He has a year remaining on his current contract and United would only demand a nominal fee for the defender, who is said to be on £100,000-a-week. 

Rooney is also reportedly keen to bring Jesse Lingard and Ravel Morrison to the United States. 

Lingard is currently a free agent following the expiration of his United contract, and he is said to be attracting interest from the Premier League, Saudi Arabia as well as the MLS.  

Rooney is also keen to sign Jesse Lingard, who is a free agent after leaving Manchester United

Rooney is also keen to sign Jesse Lingard, who is a free agent after leaving Manchester United

Rooney played 44 times alongside Lingard at United, while they also linked up on two occasions for England.  

Fellow free agent Morrison could also make the move to DC – which would be the 13th club of his flailing career at just 29 years old. 

The midfielder only ever played three times for United and never alongside Rooney, as he failed to live up to the hype placed on him in the youth team. 

The pair were reunited last season though as Rooney signed Morrison at Derby and he scored four goals in 36 Championship games. 

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