English striker Wayne Rooney has completed his transfer from Manchester United to his former club Everton on Sunday. The 31-year old has signed a new two year deal with the Toffees and makes an emotional return to Goodison Park.
Wayne Rooney had played an incredible 559 games for Manchester United over the past 13 seasons when he was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2004. In his illustrious career with Red Devils, Rooney managed to win five Premier League titles, Champions League as well as Europa League last season.
The English international has expressed his delight over his return back to Everton and is keen to make his contribution to help the team move in the right direction.
“It’s a great feeling to be back. I cannot wait to meet the lads, get on the training pitch and then get on the pitch to play,” he added.
Everton had sold Romelu Lukaku on the other way around to Manchester United yesterday and are in the market to make a big signing. Rooney is an ideal replacement for Lukaku despite his poor performances for Manchester United last season.
“I’m not just coming back because it’s the team I support, the team I grew up playing for – I’m coming back because I feel the club can move forward and be successful,” said Rooney.
“I want to be part of it. There will be pressure on me to perform, but I’m ready to go. I believe I can help move this club forward and be more successful on the pitch.”
He has joined on a free transfer and will be keen to prove a point to his doubters. Rooney’s career came to a still during the first season under Jose Mourinho as the dip in form saw the manager lose his trust on the all-time highest goal scorer of Manchester United.
He managed a mere 15 league starts last season and had the toughest season in his career. The move was expected we can only hope that his incredible career will be right back on track at Everton. A seasoned campaigner would be great for Ronald Koeman going into new season as Rooney’s experience would play a massive role in their attack for next season.