English Soccer Star Wayne Rooney Signs Deal With D.C. United - NBC4 Washington
Capital Games
Covering the biggest personalities in DMV sports

English Soccer Star Wayne Rooney Signs Deal With D.C. United



    Notorious Outlaws and Legendary Officers Who Pioneered Today's Crime-Solving Tools
    Getty Images
    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Wayne Rooney of Everton shows appreciation to the fans during the lap of honour after the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on May 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

    English soccer star Wayne Rooney has signed a deal to play with D.C. United, the team announced Thursday. 

    The 32-year-old former England captain posted a photograph on Twitter Thursday morning of him giving the thumbs-up while apparently sitting on an airplane and bound for the United States. Alongside the picture was an emoji of the American flag.

    A few hours later, D.C. United posted a video of Rooney putting on a team uniform, with the caption "#NoWayneNoGain."

    Rooney signed a three-and-a-half year contract, the team says.

    "It is fantastic to be joining D.C. United at such an exciting time in the club’s history with the new stadium opening in just a few weeks," Wayne Rooney said. 

    Rooney left Manchester United in the offseason of 2017 after signing a two-year deal with Everton, where he started his career. However, he wasn't a regular in the team last season. 

    He is the all-time top scorer for both United and England. He scored 208 goals in the Premier League, second only to Alan Shearer's 260.

    Watch NBC4 and get the latest news anytime, anywhere. Check here for TV listings.