Wayne Rooney reacts to double Man Utd move made in an hour during transfer window

Wayne Rooney might be the manager of DC United, and temporarily the MLS All-Star team, but he’s still got plenty to say about Manchester United and their recent business

Wayne Rooney is thrilled that Marcus Rashford has signed a new long-term deal at Manchester United and still believes Jonny Evans is a fantastic player.

United had a busy day on Tuesday, first announcing the return of centre-back Evans on a short-term deal before only an hour later confirming Rashford had put pen to paper and committed his future to Old Trafford. The former joins United eight years after leaving the club and impressing Erik ten Hag in training..The Northern Irishman was a product of United’s academy and broke through under Sir Alex Ferguson before being sold by Louis van Gaal. At 35, and after spells at West Brom and Leicester, Evans returns on a short-term contract that will allow him to play in pre-season games.

“I’ve literally just seen it. Dripped through before coming in,” Rooney said. “Yeah, I think Jonny is a fantastic player.

“Obviously he’s had his injuries over the last couple of years but I haven’t seen any details of it. I’m assuming he’s signed as cover and [in case] there are any injuries to the centre-backs that are starting Rashford signing is another positive piece of news for the club. The England striker enjoyed his best spell in front of goal last season, scoring 30 goals in all competitions. He has now committed his future until 2028 on a deal worth £325,000 a week.

“I think Marcus Rashford is an incredible talent,” said Rooney in response to the news. “I’m delighted he’s signed a new deal.” Rooney added that in order for the 25-year-old to push on he must be the player to secure even more trophies at the club.

“I think the next five years are going to be important in his legacy,” Rooney added. “He can score a lot of goals but if he really wants to go to that level of which [Kylian] Mbappe and [Erling] Haaland are at he really needs to be the man to get Manchester United back to winning titles and I hope he can.”