On the morning of January 3, Wayne Rooney contributed an assist in Derby County’s 2-1 victory over Barnsley in the English Premier League 2019/20. Derby County fans chanted “Rooney, Rooney, Rooney” when the former Manchester United striker played his debut for the club. At the age of 34, Rooney split up the MLS (USA) to return to his hometown to wear Derby County as a player and assistant coach.
Rooney is set to play as a central midfielder. “The Shrek guy” is the player scoring the most goals for MU and England. However, Rooney from a striker role, to play midfield because physical strength is no longer guaranteed. In the 45th minute, he left his first impression with an assist for Jack Marriott.
Mirror described Rooney repeatedly angry at the field for being overtaken by the opponent. The steps of an adult player from the Everton training furnace are slow and do not keep up with the pace of the English First Division, after playing football in the United States. Rooney’s plays are still classy, but need more time to adapt to the new team.
Rooney’s club is currently ranked 17th in the First Division of 2019/20 with 33 points after 26 matches played. Derby County is 10 points behind the top team and still has the opportunity to compete for tickets to the Premier League next season. Upon arriving at Derby County, Rooney emphasized his return to the Premier League as Britain’s most important goal.
Last season, Derby County unexpectedly participated in the play-off match for promotion with Aston Villa. Derby County was then led by Frank Lampard, borrowing a bunch of talents from Chelsea. After both Lampard and his loan spells returned to Stamford Bridge, Derby County’s power drastically reduced. Rooney contributed an assist in Derby County’s victory.