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Wayne Rooney: I didn't join DC United 'to be on holiday' in MLS

Late game heroics from Wayne Rooney to set up Luciano Acosta gives DC United a crucial win over Orlando City to stay alive in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
In stoppage time, Wayne Rooney makes a great slide tackle to gain possession, then lobs a deep pass to Luciano Acosta who heads in the game winner.
With Wayne Rooney scoring goals and putting his face on the line early in his MLS career, the FC crew examine his role as a leader for D.C. United.

Wayne Rooney has said he moved to the MLS "to work" amid claims many top level footballers make the switch to the U.S. for an easy paycheck.

A video of the former Manchester United and England captain's lung-busting burst back to stop a counterattack before setting up a stoppage time winner in DC United's 3-2 victory over Orlando City on Monday was shared across social media. Two games earlier, during a 2-1 win against Colorado Rapids, he left the pitch with a broken nose -- emphasising his commitment to the cause.

"I understand people might get frustrated when they see players coming over maybe a bit later in their career," Rooney told the Washington Post. "But that's for me to show with performances that I'm not here just to be on holiday.

"I'm here to work, and I'll have plenty of time when I finish playing to enjoy myself and have holidays."

Rooney left Everton join DC United in June and has scored one goal in six appearances.

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