Championship side Derby County have signed former England captain Wayne Rooney on an initial 18-month player-coach deal from MLS side DC United.

The 33-year-old forward, who is Manchester United's and England's all-time record goalscorer, will join up with the Rams in January.

Rooney has been superb at DC. Fit and fast.  Cue the 'but yank football is weak' comments.
Fucking mental. 
I would suggest that Rooney playing at that level could be a revelation for the Rams. They always make a mess when looking like going up. Maybe a player of his class can get them over the line. The coaching side of it could be interesting. Might be a few echoes of Cloughie around the place. Now listen here young man, heavy Scouse version.
What a signing for Derby. Hope he scores a hattrick against the Nobbers.