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Wayne Rooney 'Could Look To Bring Jesse Lingard And Ravel Morrison' With Him To DC United

Nasir Jabbar

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Wayne Rooney 'Could Look To Bring Jesse Lingard And Ravel Morrison' With Him To DC United

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Wayne Rooney 'could look to bring former Manchester United teammate Jesse Lingard and Ravel Morrison' with him to DC United. 

Rooney has been appointed head coach of the Major League Soccer side after leaving his role at Derby County. 

And it appears he's eyeing his home country for transfer targets ahead of taking charge of DC United.

According to The Sun, Rooney is interested in signing Lingard and Morrison. 

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Both players are available on free transfers following their respective departures from Man United and Derby. 

Lingard, 29, is a free agent and has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs as well as the likes of AC Milan and AS Roma. 

He's also attracting interest from the MLS, with DC United thought to be keeping tabs on his situation ahead of tabling an offer. 

As for Morrison, he's also a free agent and could be tempted to reunite with Rooney following their time together at Derby last season.

The 29-year-old signed a one-year deal with the Rams last summer and played 36 games in the Championship under Rooney's tutelage. 

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

It remains to be seen if the Man United and England legend will contact Lingard and Morrison over a move to the States. 

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, Jesse Lingard, Ravel Morrison, Wayne Rooney

Nasir Jabbar
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