The Manchester United legend hopes to add a new player to DC’s out-of-form attacking line.
DC United manager Wayne Rooney is reportedly considering a summer move for Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard.
Following the expiration of his Man United contract, the 29-year-old is available as a free agent ahead of the next season. A former teammate of Rooney, Lingard might move to MLS as soon as this summer.
According to 90min, Rooney has already contacted Lingard over a move to DC United.
DC appointed Rooney after an awful run of results that have left them with one victory in their last ten matches. Rooney’s side sit at the bottom of the MLS table, with a 7-0 defeat against Philadelphia Union being their latest setback.
A move for Lingard could provide Rooney with a reliable option in midfield amid his side’s struggles for attacking consistency. However, the English star has offers from Everton and West Ham, who want to keep him in the Premier League.
According to English sources, Rooney is planning an extensive squad overhaul at DC United this summer. Taxi Fountas is the only player on the club’s Designated Player list, leaving room for Lingard’s possible arrival.
In addition to DC, LA Galaxy and Inter Miami have shown interest in signing Lingard. However, Rooney’s presence at DC makes them the favourites to sign the midfielder.