After 13 years at Manchester United, Wayne Rooney rejoins childhood club Everton.
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Wayne Rooney scored in his first game back with Everton on Thursday, and was given a hug by a spectator who ran onto the field.
Rooney scored the opener for his boyhood club in Everton’s 2-1 win over Kenyan team Gor Mahia in a pre-season friendly in Tanzania.
After 13 years with Manchester United, it was an ideal way to mark his return as Rooney curled in a shot from around 30 yards (meters) in the 35th minute. Gor Mahia equalized three minutes later, but Kieran Dowell scored the winner for Everton with nine minutes to go — another long-range strike.
Early in the game, Rooney was hugged by a man wearing a Manchester United shirt who evaded security officials long enough to reach the England striker.
Rooney then gave the local…