Wayne Rooney says new DC United stadium was key to his move

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       Wayne Rooney reveals how DC United's new Audi Field stadium convinced him to join the MLS side

WASHINGTON, July 10 ― England and Manchester United top career goalscorer Wayne Rooney praised his homeland's "fantastic" World Cup effort yesterday, cheering the buzz and belief their semi-final run in Russian Federation has inspired.

According to Manchester Evening News, Wayne said: "They are doing fantastic".

DC United top scorer Darren Mattocks says he is not anxious about the arrival of former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney to the MLS Club and is focusing on achieving the 20-goal target that he set at the start of the season.

"I've seen the videos back home and the atmosphere looks great so, no, I'm sure if we get through tomorrow it'll be wild then the next four or five days".

Rooney, England's all-time top goalscorer, would have harboured ambitions to be in Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad at the start of the qualifying campaign. There are billions watching it. "Hopefully we can get through and go on to the final".

"For the players and Gareth, I wish them massive good luck". They are making us all proud.

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'Hopefully they can get that one step further and get to the final and bring the Cup home. It played a big part in me coming here.

The Jamaican global, who only managed a combined 23 starts over the last two seasons with the Timbers, has been enjoying increased opportunities in the U.S. capital, but that might soon change with the arrival of Rooney, who is now training with the team in an effort to return to fitness.

The former England captain signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the Eastern Conference side, who sit bottom with two wins from 14 games.

'I can't wait. I'm looking forward to it, ' Rooney said of his debut. On the first day when I arrived at the airport, I will never forget the reception you gave me.

Rooney will make his transfer official on Tuesday when the transfer window opens.

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