Wayne Rooney returns to Merseyside as a Blue

The man may have had his detractors over the previous few years, never-the-less Wayne Rooney’s 253 goals in 559 games for United, a staggering record in the cold light of day, can be considered proof enough of his undoubted talent and importance to Manchester United over the past decade.

       

Indeed, after 13 trophy-laden years, the Merseyside-born striker has decided to leave Old Trafford for the club where he first made his name, his beloved Everton – signing for the Liverpudlians in a two-yearr deal.

   
   

As part of the whole transfer package, The Red Devils have picked up hotshot Romelu Lukaku in a confirmed £75m deal.

       

Following on from an emotionally filled 24hrs for the 31-year old, Rooney had the following word to say;

“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.

“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, who scored 17 goals in 77 games in his first spell at Goodison. Interestingly enough, those wishing to bet on the player achieving those figures again would do well to get over to matchedbettingsites.com where you’ll be able to take a punt.

Garnishing a reputation as England’s boy-wonder after shellacking a 25-yard effort past David Seaman in front of the Goodison Park faithfull, Rooney went on to inspire the international side at Euro 2004 then score a hatrick on his United debut, all whilst being a slightly tubby yet mercurially talented teenager.

Whilst glorious years followed, a period in which he picked up numerous Premier League titles not to mention a Champions League winners medal, many remain slightly nostalgic for the Rooney of old.

Somehow the elders statesman version of the forward never retained as many fans as the younger upstart edition.

Saying that, with a litany of exciting talented coming in courtesy of a very expensive transfer window, Rooney has glorious chance at making himself a Goodison Park favourite again.

And wouldn’t that be just magnificent.

Hers the best of the social media tributes.

(via BBC)

       

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