Wayne Rooney moves back to Everton after spending 13-long-years with English giants Man Utd

Who can forget the legendary debut for Manchester United by football superstar Wayne Rooney when he netted a hat-trick in the 6-2 win over Fenerbahçe FC on September 28, 2004?

Rooney moved to Man Utd at the age of 18 for a fee of £25.6m (€29.7m).

He raised a few eyebrows as a debutant in the UEFA Champions League and made an immediate impact as he rose to stardom under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Rooney never vetoed against a move back to Everton because he comprehended the fact that the club played a major role in ensuring the provision of a platform when he sought the limelight.

The 31-year-old English professional footballer made a move back to Everton; having spent 13 years at Old Trafford.

He became Man Utd’s all-time leading goal poacher having played 559 games and converting 253 goals.

He surpassed the legendary Sir Bobby Charlton who played 758 games and scored 249.

On July 10, the footballer tweet “Great feeling to be back at Goodison today. Thanks for the support”.


On the same day, coach Ronald Koeman tweeted “Welcome home @WayneRooney. Exciting times. Up the Toffees!

The Man Utd Foundation also tweeted a message of gratitude about the star player “All the best @WayneRooney you’ve been a wonderful ambassador and role model for young people around the world. You’re a legend on and off the pitch.”

Some people say “age is just a number” and the same goes for Rooney, he still has a lot to offer on and off the pitch. With his vast experience and interpretation of the sport, young developing players in the squad will get nothing but great advice.

The new Everton recruit moved on a free transfer and signed a two-year deal on July 9.


All the best to you lad!!

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