Wayne Rooney ‘wants to rescue former Man United team-mate Phil Jones and bring him to DC United’
Wayne Rooney ‘wants to rescue former Man United team-mate Phil Jones from his nightmare at Old Trafford and bring him to DC United’ after returning to MLS as manager… with Jesse Lingard and Ravel Morrison also on his radar
- Wayne Rooney reportedly considering move for former teammate Phil Jones
- Jones struggled with a number of injuries during his 11 years at Man United
- He has one year left on his contract and United are reportedly demanding 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, for whom he has appeared 52 times as a player.
The move to the United States was somewhat surprising as Rooney had built a budding reputation as a young manager at Derby, before leaving last month amid uncertainty over their ownership and administration.
Wayne Rooney was recently named DC United manager after leaving Derby
Rooney is keen to bring former Manchester United team-mate Phil Jones to the United States
As reported by The sunhe is now considering bringing Jones to the club, with DC United currently bottom of the Eastern Conference.
Jones went through a tough time during his 11-year spell at the club due to injuries and he made just five appearances in all competitions last season.
Jones and Rooney played side by side 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 side by side for six years before the latter left United in 2017
He has one year left on his current deal and United are reportedly only demanding a small fee for the defender, who is reportedly on £100,000-a-week.
Rooney is also said to be keen on bringing Jesse Lingard and Ravel Morrison to the United States.
Lingard is currently a free agent after his contract with United expired, and he is reportedly attracting interest from the Premier League, Saudi Arabia as well as MLS.
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 twice for England.
Fellow free agent Morrison could also move to DC – which would be the 13th club in his turbulent career at just 29.
The midfielder only played three times for United and never alongside Rooney as he failed to live up to the hype he received in the youth team.
The pair were reunited last season as Rooney signed Morrison from Derby and he scored four goals in 36 league games.