Rooney targeting Premier League return with Derby County

December 15, 2019
By: Daniel Orme

Manchester United and England legend Wayne Rooney is targeting a return to the Premier League and believes he still has plenty to offer the top-flight.

The striker, who recently joined Derby County on a free transfer from MLS outfit DC United, enjoyed a hugely successful career in the Premier League with Everton and Manchester United. He won five league titles with the Red Devils, whilst scoring 208 goals for both clubs.

Despite now being 34, Rooney still believes he can hack it in the top-flight and is aiming to return with the Rams.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “I still felt I could do it when I was at Everton, but other people made their decisions on that.

“Now my ambition is to get Derby back in the Premier League and hopefully play my part there for them.

“Ryan Giggs was able to play into his late thirties in the Premier League and Gareth Barry says he wants to do it at 40.

“It’s important to understand football. It is not all about running round, it is about using your head to play the game.

“Sometimes that gets lost, because you don’t score as many goals or whatever. Given the right team around me, then I could still play in the Premier League.

“The two teams I played for in the Premier League were Manchester United and Everton. I am at Derby now, and hopefully we can get there with them.”

Currently sitting 16th in the Championship table following their recent defeat to Millwall, Derby are at odds of 50/1 with William Hill to earn promotion to the Premier League this season.

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