/Wayne Rooney rejoins Everton after 13 years at Manchester United

Wayne Rooney rejoins Everton after 13 years at Manchester United


AP

Published 8:26 a.m. ET July 9, 2017 | Updated 9:39 a.m. ET July 9, 2017

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Wayne Rooney rejoined boyhood club Everton on Sunday after 13 years at Manchester United, leaving English soccer’s biggest club as its record scorer having won every major trophy.

The 31-year-old Rooney, the most recognized and scrutinized English soccer player, has been getting accustomed to a reduced status after losing his starting place in the United team and dropping out of the national team squad.

A return to Everton, where he made his name as a dynamic teenager, signals a fresh start.

“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 after signing a two-year contract. “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.”

The striker will now be a central figure once again in a team that…

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