Wayne Rooney & Everton

Wayne Rooney reveals the reason behind his Man United to Everton move

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.

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?

Excited to be back at @everton. Can't wait to meet up with Ronald Koeman and the lads! #EFC 🔵

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Official statement

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.

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.

Thank you!

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