Rooney keen to instil style of play for D.C United

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Wayne Rooney is keen to instil a style of play for the struggling D.C United following his anouncement as the manager of theMLS side.

Former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has stated that he will instil a style of play for struggling D.C United.

Rooney signed for the MLS signed after he terminated his contract with Championship side Derby this summer.

The Washington D.C. club is tied with Chicago for the fewest points in MLS, with just 17 from as many matches.

On what he’d bring to the struggling team, Rooney said: “A style of play, an identity of play which I believe in, and that’s certainly what I’ll be trying to put into the into the team. I think as a player, playing in the main of me career at the top level, you can really choose which club you want to go to. As a manager, I’m at the beginning of that journey. I’m at a point in me managerial career where I have some of the work and I put the hours in.

“Of course I’m an ambitious person. One day I want to manage at the top level. And this is part of that process in terms of coming here, trying to develop this club trying to quote get success here, but also develop meself as a as a manager. But also the connection I’ve got with the club, so I’m proud to be here as a manager, proud to be trying to develop this club full time off the field.”

The former Manchester United striker played 52 matches for D.C. during a two-year spell from 2018-20, scoring 25 goals.

“Wayne is a soccer legend and one of the most exciting and dynamic up-and-coming managers in our sport. He’s already proven in his young coaching career that he knows how to lead a group through adversity,” said Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan co-chairmen of D.C. United. “He has an understanding of our league and what it takes to be successful in Major League Soccer thanks to his two-year stay with us as a player. The passion he showed while wearing black-and-red electrified our city and our club and we are so excited to welcome him back as our head coach.”



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