Yes, you heard that right – it’s the end of Wayne Rooney’s 13-year stay at Manchester United!
Wayne Mark Rooney, then aged just 16, made his Premier League debut for Everton Football Club way back in 2002, after spending most of his childhood at the club as well, playing at their youth club since the tender age of 9.
The success at his boyhood club Everton sparked interests in many Premier League teams and it was Manchester United who snapped him up at the age of 18, where he didn’t take too much time to come under the spotlight, becoming a regular and leading goal scorer for the team very soon.
Soon, fans began taking Rooney’s name when they took the name of their favourite club Manchester United. Big stars like Beckham, Ronaldo, van Persie and many more came and went, but Rooney stayed there, for a total of 13 years. How fitting it was, that when he had to move away, he moved back to his boyhood club, Everton FC.
In recent news, Manchester United signed Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku and his style of play would do well at this club. However, what broke millions of hearts was the news of Rooney being traded out to Everton. Rooney played a record 559 games for United, also scoring 253 goals for them, recently beating the legend Bobby Charlton’s record of 249 goals for the club.
After joining United in 2004, Rooney was a part of 5 Premier League title wins but he seems to be excited to go back to his former club. Here’s what Rooney tweeted shortly after the deal was confirmed:
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) July 9, 2017
Signed for a 2-year contract, reports say that Rooney will be getting paid around £150,000 per week, which is impressive but is nearly half of the approximate £300,000 he earned at Old Trafford. However, he is now aged 31 years and this was expected sooner rather than later.
Keep an eye out on our Sports Scoops section as we are covering the entire Wayne Rooney story and you can expect to find any further details on this story right here. Cheers!