Wayne Rooney leaves Manchester United after 13 years but his legacy is intact
After 13 extraordinary years, Wayne Rooney has left Manchester United to join his boyhood club Everton. The former Red Devil’s and England captain has left the club on a free transfer to Goodison Park where he reunites with his former staff members. The Everton fans and players have welcomed the legend with open arms after a successful career with the red devils.
Rooney broke Bobby Charlton’s record of now being the highest goal scorer for Manchester United with a total of 253 goals for the club and a total of 270 in his career till date. Wayne is also the highest Manchester derby goalscorer with 11 goals.
Rooney has won all the titles with his club including 5 Premier League Titles, The UEFA Champions League 2007 – 2008, UEFA Europa League 2016-2017, FA Cup, 4 Community Shields and the FIFA Club World Cup 2008. The only title that the forward hasn’t yet been able to claim is the European Super Cup. With the guidance and advice from the former Red Devil’s coach Sir Alex Fergusson, Rooney has been able to accomplish it all. Winning the PFA Player of the Year in 2009-10, PFA Young Player of the Year twice in 2004-05, 2005-06. The Ex-Red Devil’s captain has achieved most of the silverware with Manchester United. He has won uncountable personal awards and trophies thus making him the legend that he is today.
Besides of his achievements, Rooney has been through thick and thin with Manchester United. Wayne had been on a dry spell for quite some time and with age catching up, the fans wondered whether Rooney still had the power in his right boot to find the back of the net. Wayne Rooney has stunned his critics with goals, assists, passes, pace and dribbles and has rescued the team with the knack for scoring late goals thus giving the fans and players a reason to smile and celebrate.
It is an end of an era as fans pay their tributes to the legend for his loyal services at Manchester United. Speculations had been raised as to where would the 31-year-old go as Rooney was not a part of the current Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho’s plan. China and MLS were favourites to sign the club legend but it was only written in the stars for the former Blue boy to re-join his old club, Everton.
Ronal Koeman who is the current manager at Goodison Park has expressed his views and is delighted to have the England striker to play up front along with his team as Everton attacker Romelu Lukaku went the opposite way to join Manchester United for 75 Million Pounds.
The fans chant away ‘Once a blue always a blue’, as Wayne Rooney enters Goodison Park. Wayne Rooney thanked Manchester United fans with an emotional farewell tribute.
Here are a few tweets of players and football legends have who have paid their tribute to the former Manchester United icon.