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Wayne Rooney Reveals Why He Returned To England

Amuda Segun



New Derby County signing Wayne Rooney has revealed why he returned to English football.

Wayne Rooney talked about his return to English football with Derby County in his first official interview since joining the English Championship club.

His transfer to Derby County was confirmed earlier on Tuesday.

Wayne Rooney has joined Derby County for 18 months in a player-coach role until the end of the 2020/21 season.

The 33-year-old cut short his Major League Soccer (MLS) sojourn with D.C. United to finalize his move to Derby County.

He will wear the no. 32 jersey at Derby County when the former England international skipper joins the club in January 2020.

On his move to Derby County, Rooney told reporters that the lure of working with Derby County manager Philip Cocu and his staff was difficult to resist.

According to him, he wants to learn the ropes about coaching.

Manchester United legend Rooney left English football for the MLS at the start of last year.

He joined MLS outfit D.C. United from Everton in 2018.

The target for Wayne Rooney and Derby County is to secure promotion to the Premier League at the end of the season.

Derby County came close to that target last season before they were beaten in the playoff final by Aston Villa.

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