Wayne Rooney has said he is looking forward to ‘getting back playing’ and is completely ‘focussed on Everton’. The 31-year-old re-signed with his boyhood club earlier this week, after 13 trophy-laden seasons with Manchester United.
The news of Wayne Rooney’s Everton homecoming has been met with a hugely positive reaction from the Goodison Park collective. A five-time Premier League winner, Rooney returns to his boyhood club an experienced, versatile player, who can set a perfect example for some of the team’s younger stars. But don’t be fooled. Rooney is not treating his move to Everton as a ‘retirement home’. He’s determined to get minutes on the pitch and says he would consider winning a trophy with the Toffees to be the ‘highlight of his career’.
Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Rooney will either be used as a classic number 10, or in a free roaming role from the left.
Rooney said of the move: “I know I’m at my best when I’m playing games consistently. I spoke with Jose and it was the right time for me to leave and go play somewhere else and I firmly believe that Everton is the right club for me to do that.”
“There were other options but once I knew that Ronald wanted to bring me back to the club it was the only place I was going to be playing my football.”