Wayne Rooney arrives in America amid links with DC United’s managerial vacancy

Former Derby County manager and Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has touched down in the United States ahead of a proposed move to DC United.

The MLS club are currently under the stewardship of interim head coach Chad Ashton, who took the position after Hernan Losada's sacking last April. 

Wayne Rooney is now expected to take the job on a permanent basis after leaving Derby County in June.

England's all-time leading goalscorer suffered Championship relegation with the Rams last season.

Derby were deducted 21 points at the start of the campaign after falling into administration and projecting financial irregularities.

Despite a valiant effort, which saw the Rams win 14 league matches, Rooney's men finished second-bottom and dropped to League One.

Over the summer, the slow ownership takeover process made it near impossible for the manager to strengthen, leading him to a subsequent resignation from the role.

The five-time Premier League winner is now set for an MLS return as he prepares to link-up with DC United for the second time in his career.

Rooney, who was spotted arriving in a US airport overnight, first joined the club in 2018 and spent two seasons there, scoring 25 goals in 52 appearances.

He will now be looking to take the Black and Reds out of their current slump, with the side second-bottom of the Eastern Conference.

Having won just five games all season, the club find themselves level on points with bottom-of-the-table Chicago, and are also nine points away from a play-off spot.

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