Derby County excited to welcome Rooney’s old pals Manchester United

Ruben Hill
February 7, 2020

After trading Everton for D.C. United in the summer of 2018, Rooney had a whirlwind 18 months in Major League Soccer, transforming the league's worst team into playoff material.

Wayne Rooney is set for a reunion with Manchester United after his Derby County beat Northampton in the FA Cup.

After a stint in the U.S. with DC United, he returned to England with Derby ina player-coach role.

"I'm sure he will be ready", Cocu said, as reported by the BBC.

"He comes back from the States, joins us and now plays his old club where he had a great career... it's special ..."

"It will be a wonderful game, not just for Wayne, but for everyone in the club".

Since leaving the club in 2017, he has played two games against United.

Rooney has become a key player for the Championship side (second tier) since making his debut last month, scoring in his last three games.

But Derby restored their two-goal advantage when Jack Marriot headed powerfully at goal and, although David Cornell got a strong hand to it, the ball had just gone over the goalline.

Rooney's penalty with 13 minutes left put the tie beyond Northampton, while Hoskins' spot-kick did at least pull another goal back.

Defeat was their first since Boxing Day but manager Keith Curle felt they gave Derby too much respect. "We needed to upset their rhythm".

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"For me, they are not only a name in world football".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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