Manchester United previously prevented Wayne Rooney from reuniting with Phil Jones because they wanted £15million for his or her No 4, in line with reports. The duo were team-mates at Old Trafford for six years. And, now, it’s possible they’ll link up together again the within the MLS with DC United.
Rooney was confirmed as DC United’s latest boss earlier this month.
And, in line with the Each day Star, the Manchester United legend is looking bring Jones with him as he gears up for a latest managerial challenge in America.
It’s claimed Rooney actually desired to reunite with Jones at Derby, having managed the League One outfit within the Championship last term.
However the Red Devils blocked this from happening because they ‘refused to sell him for lower than £15m or pay his wages in a brief deal’.
Now, though, Rooney is hoping to succeed where he previously failed.
The pair are described as ‘close friends’ having struck up relationship during their six years at Old Trafford together.
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Each players were a part of the teams that won the Premier League and FA Cup under Sir Alex Ferguson and Louis van Gaal in 2013 and 2016 respectively.
They usually were also involved as Jose Mourinho guided United to Carabao Cup and Europa League glory in 2017, too.
It’s claimed, nevertheless, that each Jones and United might want to compromise to ensure that a transfer to happen.
The 30-year-old defender pockets £120,000-a-week at present, which is greater than DC are presently willing to pay him.
And Jones has reportedly already made it clear to the United hierarchy he’d happily see out his contract, which is as a consequence of expire next yr, reasonably than accepting a pay cut simply to get away.
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United thought the previous Blackburn star would change into a club legend when he arrived back in the summertime transfer window of 2011.
But things haven’t worked out for the stalwart, with injuries stopping him from fulfilling his true potential.
Rooney, meanwhile, opened up on his decision to return to DC earlier within the week by saying: “I’ve seen a couple of articles, actually back in England, on this [being] possibly a backward step in my managerial profession.
“I actually found that a bit disrespectful to this league.
“I believe as a player, playing within the fundamental [part] of my profession at the highest level, you possibly can really select which club you would like to go to.
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“As a manager I’m originally of that journey. I’m at some extent where I actually have to place the work in.
“There isn’t one other MLS team I might have gone to.
“In fact, I’m an ambitious person, I need to administer at the highest level and this is an element of that process, by way of coming here, attempting to develop this club, attempting to get success here, but in addition develop myself as a manager.”
Regarding Jones, Danny Mills said earlier within the yr that he was stunned the England international was still on the club.
“To be honest I do not know how he’s still on the football club,” he said.
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“I do know he’s had his injury problems but surely he would wish to be getting away and playing.
“I just find it bizarre and incredible that he’s still there and hasn’t wanted to go away and go and play, even when that’s a loan deal somewhere.
“He clearly was once a superb player but we don’t know if he’s still a superb player because he hasn’t played much.
“He must play football, he’s not particularly old.
“Get out and play some football.”
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