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Rooney set for Derby stint

Championship side Derby County confirmed that former Manchester United and England star Wayne Rooney will join them in January 2020.

The 33-year-old, who currently plays for D.C. United in the Major League Soccer, has signed an 18-month contract with Derby in a player-coach role.

Following the confirmation of his move, Derby coach Phillip Cocu said, “Wayne Rooney is an extremely talented and top-class footballer.

“It is an exciting prospect for him to be joining Derby County and he can bring so much to this squad, both on and off the pitch.”

Rooney enjoyed a great deal of success in the States, with him bagging 25 goals and assisting 13 times in 46 matches, helping D.C. United reach last season’s playoffs in the process.

The versatile forward is England’s all-time top scorer with 53 goals and also won the Premier League, the Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup and League Cup among others during his time with Manchester United, where he’s still the club’s all-time leading scorer with 253 goals.

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