Wayne Rooney is back in English football and will play in the Championship this season.
The Manchester United and England legend will join Derby County in January after accepting a job as player-coach.
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) August 6, 2019
DC United confirmed the move on Tuesday.
D.C. United Forward, @WayneRooney to depart at the end of 2019.
— D.C. United (@dcunited) August 6, 2019
Rooney, who has never played in England’s second tier, left the Premier League last summer to join the MLS club.
The 33-year-old still had two years left on his contract in the States but has decided to return to England with the opportunity to continue playing and start his coaching career.
Rooney, England’s all-time record goalscorer, has scored 23 times in 42 MLS appearances and will play for DC United until the end of the current season before moving to Derby in 2020.