England and Manchester United’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney completed a move back to his first club Everton on Sunday.
The 31-year-old — who had been less featured by Manager,Jose Mourinho last season — signed a two year contract for an undisclosed fee bringing the curtain down on his 13 trophy-laden years at Old Trafford.
Rooney — whose move comes the day after United announced they had agreed terms with Everton over buying their leading scorer Romelu Lukaku — is full of hope the move also revives his nternational career which also stalled last season.
“It is some time 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,” Rooney said in a statement to The Press Association.
“Thirteen 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 (Everton manager) 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.”
Koeman said in Rooney — who in his time at United won among other trophies five Premier League titles and a Champions League — he was buying a player with a surefire winner’s mentality.
“Wayne has shown me that ambition that we need and that winning mentality — he knows how to win titles and I’m really happy he’s decided to come home,” Koeman submitted.