Wayne Rooney gets going with a sensational hat-trick

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17 Mar 2019

Wayne Rooney scores maiden Major League Soccer hat-trick

Former Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney has scored his first Major League Soccer hat-trick for DC United.

Rooney's brilliance helped DC United thrash Real Salt Lake 5-0.

DC United are top of the Eastern Conference after three games of the new MLS season.

The star footballer also registered his first three goals of the new season.

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Rooney shines with a splendid display

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Rooney delivers a brilliant hat-trick

Rooney delivers a brilliant hat-trick

The former England skipper opened the scoring with a penalty.

He then scored the second with a superb chipped finish just before half-time.

Rooney got his third in the 65th minute as Real Salt Lake ended the game with nine men.

Lucas Rodriguez and Ulises Segura were the other goal-scorers for United.

The side recorded 22 efforts on goal against Real Salt Lake.

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Impact

Rooney has had a sound impact for DC United

Rooney's impact for DC United has been solid since he joined the club last year.

DC United were bottom when Rooney came in June 2018.

He was quickly appointed as the captain after just three games.

The versatile player scored 12 goals and made seven assists last season as United sealed a play-off spot with a game to spare.

They were knocked out thereafter.

Rooney will want to continue with the momentum

In 21 matches for United, Rooney has mustered 12 goals and at the age of 33, one would feel this is a strong return. His intention is clear as he wants United to script MLS history. A crucial season lies ahead for Rooney.

Rooney reacts after scoring a hat-trick

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DC United beat Real Salt Lake 5-0 in their MLS encounter.

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Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick for DC United.

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Rooney has scored 12 goals in total for DC United in 21 matches.

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