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Wayne Rooney 'Considering Handing' Phil Jones Chance To Join Him At DC United

Nasir Jabbar

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Wayne Rooney 'Considering Handing' Phil Jones Chance To Join Him At DC United

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Wayne Rooney is eyeing a shock move for ex-Manchester United teammate Phil Jones, according to reports.

The DC United boss is considering handing the out-of-favour defender the chance to join him in the USA following his appointment.

That's according to The Sun, who claim Jones is one of many transfer targets on Rooney's radar.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Jones, 30, has had a nightmare run of injuries, but he did return to action last season.

He made his first appearance for the club since 2019 when he played against Wolves.

Jones played five games in all competitions last season, but his future appears to lie away from Old Trafford.

He could be handed a career lifeline by his former club colleague.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Rooney is also thought to be keeping tabs on free agents Jesse Lingard and Ravel Morrison.

Lingard and Morrison are both available on free transfers following their respective release from Man United and Derby County.

Rooney, who embarks on his second managerial gig since entering management, believes his time at Derby has helped him develop as a coach and manager. 

"I feel the experience I've gained at Derby County over the past 18 months has been great for my development as a coach, as a manager," said the 36-year-old. 

"To come here back to the MLS, back to DC United, was an exciting challenge for me - something which I feel can develop me as a coach.

"The team need to improve, I think that's obvious for everyone to see, and I really think with my capabilities of developing young players - of course we're working hard to get a few new players in - we can really get this club to successful ways again.

"It's going to take a lot of hard work, but that's what I'm here to do and really improve the team."

Topics: Football, Phil Jones, Wayne Rooney, Manchester United

Nasir Jabbar
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