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Derby role 'too good to turn down' for RooneyEx-England captain Wayne Rooney says his move to Derby County is not "just about coming home", and he hopes to keep playing for as long as possible.The 33-year-old forward will join the Ch...

Wayne Rooney: Derby County move ‘not just about coming home’

Derby role 'too good to turn down' for Rooney

Ex-England captain Wayne Rooney says his move to Derby County is not "just about coming home", and he hopes to keep playing for as long as possible.

The 33-year-old forward will join the Championship side from Washington-based DC United in January as a player-coach.

"The opportunity to come back here and play and take the next transition in my career was one factor," said Rooney, who has signed an 18-month deal.

"I will keep playing until my body says I can't any more. I feel good."

Rooney still had two seasons remaining on his contract with his Major League Soccer side, who he joined from Everton in July 2018.

He has scored 23 goals in 41 league appearances during a successful period on the pitch, but there have been reports suggesting his family have not settled