Wayne Rooney rolls back the years with stunning 35-yard free-kick for DC United

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Wayne Rooney's move to MLS strugglers DC United was seen by many as the 32-year-old winding down his football career.

But that's been anything but the case as Rooney has scored 10 goals and provided six assists in 18 appearances for his new employers.

When Rooney arrived at DC the Washington-based club were rock bottom of the Eastern Conference; now they're sixth and on track for the play-offs.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who played alongside Rooney at Manchester United from 2016-2017, has also done extremely well since joining LA Galaxy and hailed his former teammate.

"I think so far he did fantastic," said the 37-year-old striker of Rooney. "He changed the team he came to and they have done good results.

"Before he came it was different results, but he has been playing good and scoring goals and he shows that he is Rooney.

"I don't need to describe Rooney. Everybody knows Rooney and they know his quality, so it's only for him to play the games and perform."


Rooney has been on fire for DC lately scoring six goals in his last five games - and his latest was an absolute screamer.

On Wednesday evening, Rooney rolled back the years with a stunning 35-yard free-kick to secure a 1-0 win over Toronto FC. Check it out below.

What a hit. DC are now just one point behind Columbus Crew SC and three behind Philadelphia Union, and in their current form you'd expect them to continue surging up the table.

Rooney and co. are unbeaten since the end of August and have two games left this season, which they must win to secure the play-offs.

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