Fondly remembered for his temperament during his early days with Manchester United, time was when Wayne Rooney in pair with world footballer of the year Cristiano Ronaldo inflicted damages on the defenses and rivals of Man United.
Wayne Rooney assumed the status of a legend at the fotress of Old when he bettered the goal scoring record of Bobby Charlton , one deserving a statue if others deserved one, but he has joined his boyhood Club Everton on a two year deal, according to reports.
Rooney was reportedly swapped with Romelu Lukaku in a deal that saw Man United paid the Toffees £75million. Although, United are yet to confirm the signing of Lukaku, an agreement is in place.
Rooney joined Man United from Everton in £25.6 m deal in the summer of 2004, after which he grew to be a star at the Club. Within the 13 years he spent with Man United, he featured 559 times and scored 253 goals for United – Rooney is United’s top scorer of all time.
He also won five Premier League titles and each of the Europa League, Fa Cup and Champions League over his glorious spell with United.
His career for Man United took a downward turn since Jose Mourinho took the reigns of Man United from Luis Van Gaal last summer. The Portuguese tactician have preferred other players in his first team to Rooney.
Speaking of his transfer, Mourinho said:
“It is no secret that I have long been an admirer of Wayne; he has been a model professional throughout his time at the club and will remain in the history books for many years to come,” he said.
“It is never easy to see a great player playing less football than he would like and I could not stand in his way when he asked to go back to Everton. His experience, focus and determination will be missed and I wish him well for the future.”