D.C. United Manager Wayne Rooney Dismisses Lingard Transfer Rumors
In an emphatic statement, D.C. United manager Wayne Rooney has categorically denied reports suggesting his interest in acquiring English international Jesse Lingard for D.C. United.
Rooney: We have no interest in signing Jesse Lingard
Rooney, who assumed the helm of the Washington-based franchise a year ago, is currently enjoying his first full season in charge.
Addressing the media at a press conference ahead of the clash against Real Salt Lake, Rooney firmly dismissed the Lingard transfer rumors.
The seasoned manager expressed his bewilderment over the origin of such speculation, affirming that D.C. United has no intentions of pursuing the services of Jesse Lingard.
Rooney’s resolute statement puts an end to the swirling speculation surrounding the potential acquisition.
“What about the Jesse Lingard rumour?” Rooney remarked. “I have no idea where that came from. We have no interest in signing him, in my opinion.
Lingard’s struggle at Nottingham Forest
Lingard, recently released by Nottingham Forest after a lackluster spell, where he failed to register a single goal or assist in his 17 Premier League appearances, finds himself contemplating his next career move.
Lingard’s desire to explore opportunities in the United States may materialize at some point in his career, given the allure of MLS and the growing number of high-profile players who have made successful transitions to the league.
However, it is worth noting that Rooney’s denial of any interest in Lingard does not necessarily diminish the possibility of the Englishman finding a new home in MLS.