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Wayne Rooney could reportedly sign his former Manchester United team-mates Jesse Lingard and Ravel Morrison for DC United this summer.

England’s record goalscorer has been confirmed as the new manager of the MLS club, who he appeared 52 times for as a player.

The move stateside came as somewhat of a surprise as Rooney had a built a burgeoning reputation as a young coach at Derby, before leaving last month amid their ownership and administration uncertainty.

He certainly has a tricky task on his hands in Washington as DC United currently sit bottom of the Eastern Conference, so he will look to improve the squad this summer.

According to Marca, DC are one of multiple MLS clubs who have made an offer to Lingard, who is a free agent after his contract expired at Manchester United.

The 29-year-old is not short of proposals though and also has interest from Premier League sides West Ham and Everton too.

Rooney played 44 times alongside Lingard at United, while they also linked up on two occasions for England.

Meanwhile, the Sun claim that fellow free agent Morrison could also make the move to DC – which would be the 13th club of his flailing career at just 29 years old.

The midfielder only ever played three times for United and never alongside Rooney, as he failed to live up to the hype placed on him in the youth team.

The pair were reunited last season though as Rooney signed Morrison at Derby and he scored four goals in 36 Championship games.

Lingard and Morrison were both part of the highly-rated United team that won the FA Youth Cup in 2011, along with Paul Pogba.


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