As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Derby forward Rooney lauds DC United coaches

Wayne Rooney has paid tribute to his coaches at DC United.

The 34-year-old is leaving the MLS after one season and will return to England with Derby County in January.

"From what I've seen, coaching - I can only speak for the coaches [at D.C. United], I don't know exactly what the other coaches are doing - the coaches here have been good," he told The Athletic.

"I do see the way other teams are set up and how teams want to play. I feel maybe - sometimes you see it with the U.S. national team - sometimes players can get over-coached.

"I feel that maybe be where the coaches over here are trying to do too much with the players. It's a simple game but they see a coach like [Pep] Guardiola and they say 'oh we have to try and do what he does,' and they shouldn't, necessarily."


Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

About the author

Freddie Taylor

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free