WAYNE ROONEY’S DC United suffered a heartbreaking loss to Inter Miami on Sunday and the pressure is on for the Manchester United legend.
DC faced off against Rooney’s former star team-mate David Beckham‘s MLS franchise, which is managed by another ex-United pal in Phil Neville, in Washington during a thrilling encounter.
The score was 2-2 during stoppage time with Christian Benteke breaking the deadlock for the hosts, Leonardo Campana responding with a brace for the visitors and Taxiarchis Fountas equalising.
But it was during stoppage time when Neville delivered a devastating blow to his ex-team-mate.
Former Tottenham, Sunderland and Newcastle ace DeAndre Yedlin delivered a low cross into the box from the right wing.
Yedlin’s pass was met by the incoming Gonzalo Higuain, who fired the ball to the back of the net in the fourth minute of stoppage time.
That took Inter Miami to seventh place in the Eastern Conference and keeps their play-off hopes very much alive.
The top seven teams in both the Eastern and Western Conferences qualify for the end-of-season MLS shootout.
However, DC United remain bottom of the table with 15 points separating them from seventh place.
That puts Rooney under huge pressure just two months after he took over.
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United and England’s record goalscorer returned to Washington after quitting from Derby.
The legendary striker ended his scintillating playing career at DC United, where he amassed a total of 25 goals and 14 assists in 52 appearances.
But the pressure is now on for the 36-year-old to turn the tide at the Audi Field.