The Story of Wayne Rooney

After 13 years of unprecedented success on the red side of Manchester, it seems that Rooney is now surplus to requirements at Old Trafford and looks set for a return to boyhood club Everton.

Following a disappointing domestic campaign for the Red Devil’s last term, manager Jose Mourinho is preparing for a summer overhaul and is likely to offload captain Wayne Rooney in order to fund the transfer kitty. With his weekly salary of £300k a week likely to pave the way for Alvaro Morata to complete his move to United.

Rooney seemed destined to leave back in 2011, following a dispute with sir Alex Ferguson and claiming that his position at Manchester United had become untenable but quickly resolved the issue by penning a new £200k a week contract.

Back in 2014, now under the management of David Moyes, Wayne Rooney saw his future away from Old Trafford once more, handing in a transfer request and claiming that he can’t play for the Red Devil’s again. However, the Scouse striker quickly penned a new contract that surpassed £300k a week.

In recent years, the Manchester United captain has been pushed further down the pecking order since the acquisitions of Anthony Martial and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as well as the emergence of Marcus Rashford. Jose Mourinho has used the 31 year old as a make-shift midfielder, but has still seen restricted game time due to the performances of Andre Herrera and £89 million man Paul Pogba.

It seems now that Everton manager Ronald Koeman will offer Rooney a way out of Old Trafford, with the former blue (Rooney) set to return to Goodison Park on a free transfer.

Despite a fall from grace, there is no doubting that Wayne Rooney will go down in Premier League folklore, with 198 league goals to his name in over 400 games (393 for United, 67 for Everton), as well as being the all-time record goalscorer for Manchester United and England.

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