Remembering Wayne Rooney's outrageous last-minute assist for DC United vs Orlando

Wayne Rooney's assist vs Orlando was simply incredible!

Wayne Rooney's year-long stay in the United States of America was certainly littered with eye-catching moments.

England's record goal scorer left Everton in the summer of 2018 to join DC United and the 34-year-old was an instant hit in the American capital.

In total, Rooney scored 25 goals and assisted another 14 in his 52 games in all competitions with the MLS outfit, a very impressive return.

But the standout contribution from Rooney's 39 goal involvements came during his first few months in Washington.

The United legend well and truly rolled back the years against Orlando, producing one of the greatest assists of modern times to setup a 96th-minute winner for DC United.

Goalkeeper David Ousted had come up for a corner to try and win the game, but Orlando broke on the counter with United's goal at their mercy.

However, Rooney managed to sprint back, make a Bobby Moore-esque tackle in his own half and then deliver a pinpoint 50-yard diagonal pass onto the head of Luciano Acosta to head home his hat-trick and seal a thrilling 3-2 win.

Don't believe it happened? Well, get ready to be proven wrong below!

The description of the incident sounds like something you would expect from Santiago Munez in the iconic 'Goal' film series.

But no, this was Rooney delivering Hollywood-like assists in real-life as he sparked wild celebrations at Audi Field, what a player.

England's record goal scorer brought an end to his transatlantic travels prematurely when he signed a deal with Derby County back in August 2019.

Rooney and The Rams will be resuming their Championship season next weekend against Millwall, with the club currently five points off the play-off places in 12th.

Rooney in action for Derby

Derby are certainly going to need a few moments of Rooney magic if they're are to pursue promotion to the Premier League.

Fancy reproducing that assist versus Orlando on a more frequent basis, Wayne?

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