According to the Washington Post, Derby County are close to agreeing a friendly with Wayne Rooney’s former club DC United.

The Rams signed Rooney after his contract at DC United expired last October.

A deal was agreed in the summer. However, the former Manchester United man opted to finish the season in the MLS before joining Derby in January.

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Rooney helped DC United reach the MLS playoffs where they lost out to Toronto.

But as part of the deal, Derby and the Washington DC based club spoke last summer about an upcoming friendly between the two clubs in 2020.

It’s not uncommon for English clubs to travel to the states to face MLS sides during pre-season. Derby went to Florida last July and ended up facing Bristol City.

 

The Washington Post, however, claim talks are over a friendly in October.

Dc United will be at the end of their MLS campaign by then. Derby, meanwhile, may feel a break to a warmer climate in the October international break could be beneficial.

Rooney is the most celebrated signing in DC United’s history. In 18 months at the club, he recorded 23 goals and 15 assists in 48 regular season appearances.

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Since moving to Derby, the Rams have suffered just one defeat and they have booked themselves a date with Manchester United at Pride Park in the FA Cup fifth round.

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