Wayne Rooney goes back to the future
For the first time in 13 years, Wayne Rooney will be an Everton player come the start of the 2017-18 Premier League season.
The 31-year-old forward has completed his move from Man United back to Goodison Park on Sunday.
— Everton (@Everton) July 9, 2017
Rooney leaves Old Trafford as both Man United and England’s all-time record goalscorer.
And yet, many are questioning whether the Rooney deal will work out for the Toffees. Should he even be a starter for Ronald Koeman?
When was the last time Rooney had a good game?
After his deal with Everton was confirmed, the Press Association released a statement from Rooney explaining his decision:
It is sometime since I said that the only Premier League club I would play for other than Manchester United was Everton, so I am delighted that the move has happened.
Thank you, Wayne, from all of us. pic.twitter.com/34NErAvscX
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 9, 2017
13 years ago I went to United with the intention of winning trophies and I have been fortunate to be a part of one of the most successful periods in the club’s history.
I have come back to Everton because I believe Ronald Koeman is building a team that can win something and I look forward to playing my part in making that a reality for the club I have supported since a boy.
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) July 9, 2017