Wayne Rooney unveiled by DC United after signing £15m contract

26 Dec 2019 admin

first_img 5 targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Latest transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com RANKED REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND 5 moving on targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Rooney speaks the media at his DC United unveiling Wayne Rooney was officially unveiled by new club DC United on Monday, where the former England captain insisted he had not moved to Major League Soccer to wind down his career. Rooney had once harboured hopes of still featuring for England at this World Cup in Russia, before he fell out of Gareth Southgate’s plans.And the former Three Lions skipper captain dismissed certain questions as “unfair” when he was asked if he would be disappointed if England became world champions after the end of his international career – having once been the country’s young bright spark.He then said of his departure from Everton: “I was grateful and delighted to go back there last summer. But I’ve made the decision to come here.“I’m sure there’s a lot of questions about why I left Everton and I’m sure the people who want to know can ask Everton and let them answer it. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The Mayor of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, presents the striker with a proclamation for ‘Wayne Rooney Day’ center_img 5 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The 32-year-old former Everton and Manchester United striker has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract worth a reported £15million to conclude a decorated career in England, but has joined a struggling team widely considered the worst in the MLS.His decision to up sticks to the States came after his role at Everton became uncertain only a year after returning to his boyhood club.But Rooney insists he is still hungry for success and is determined to deliver the goods in a DC United shirt, as the club begin a new era with a new landmark signing and a brand new stadium.“I’m not here to see out the last few years of my career, I’m here to compete, I’m here to win and that’s the way I’ve always played and will always play,” he said at his official club unveiling in Washington DC. 5 Rooney with DC United CEO Jason Levien, and General Manager Dave Kasper LATEST 5 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Wayne Rooney will earn around £15m at DC United “I made the decision to come here and I’m delighted to be here – I’m just looking forward to (my) first game.“I’m sure there’s more players going to come in. We want to keep trying to build the team. It’s been a tough few years for the club but it’s moving in the right direction.“We have to improve if we want to be successful again. With the new stadium coming, the training ground – to move forward we’ll need to bring new players in and I’m sure they’re looking at that.” LIVING THE DREAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Rooney was greeted by hundreds of fans when he arrived at his new club The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star “Even on the training pitch yesterday, there were a few of the academy players and I had a go at them for not running as hard as they should have. That’s on my first day.“I’ve always set high targets. I demand a lot of myself and expect that from team-mates as well. I have to adapt to however the club is run, and embrace it.“The club has got great history. It’s been tough over the past few years and the club doesn’t need to look back at that history, it needs to create more history.“We have to improve, but there’s talent in the team; maybe (with) some guidance on and off the pitch.“It’s a new challenge, new culture, new league to play in, so I’m excited. I can’t wait to get started.”last_img

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