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Rooney cuts short his 18-month American adventure to join Derby

Wayne Rooney’s surprise return to English football as a player-coach at Derby will shift attention to his post-playing future but the former England captain insists he still has plenty to offer on the pitch first. Rooney will cut short his 18-month American adventure with DC United at the end of the MLS season to join Derby in January 2020. The 33-year-old’s player-coach status will allow him to build his credentials as a future manager under the tutelage of Phillip Cocu, but Rooney believes he can help fire the Rams into the Premier League on the pitch too.

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