After 13 years at one of the biggest international football clubs in the world, Wayne Rooney was sent back to his home club of Everton in the blockbuster transfer move that sent Romelu Lukaku to Old Trafford. The Red Devils gave Rooney a fitting goodbye with an awesome tribute video.
In terms of greatest Premier League players ever, Wayne Rooney is pretty high on that list.
Only one player in Premier League history has scored more goals than Rooney’s 198. The first 15 goals Rooney scored came at Everton before a transfer move to Manchester United and his meteoric rise in becoming one of the greatest strikers in the history of Europe and a five-time Premier League champion with the Red Devils.
After the move that sent elite goal-scorer Romelu Lukaku to Old Trafford for around £100 million in a shocking transfer, MUFC sent Rooney back home to Everton, where Rooney signed a two-year, £10 million contract with the Toffees.
The Red Devils sent Rooney off with a beautiful video package as a tribute to his decade-plus at Old Trafford, which included some of the best moments in MUFC history.
During his time with the Red Devils, Rooney scored 183 goals, won 16 trophies, including the 2007-08 Champions League title, and became the all-time leading scorer in the history of Manchester United. When you think of the greats that have donned the red, white and black at Old Trafford, that’s an amazing accomplishment.
It’s an awesome story for Rooney, who will seemingly return home to Everton. He made his name at Old Trafford, but being able to go back home to finish off one of the best careers in the history of English football is something to behold.
You know you’re special when the Premier League’s most successful club is sending you away with a lengthy video package on social media.