Manchester United players, past and present, are paying tribute to Wayne Rooney once the 31-year-old completed anemotional come back to his former club, Everton.
Rooney returns to Goodison Park when a 13-year stint at Old Trafford within which the striker became the club’s uncomparable leading goalscorer, a record antecedently command by Sir bobby Charlton. The former England captain was unveiled as an Everton player on Sunday afternoon, sparking an outpouring of tributes from his Manchester United teammates. Patrice Evra created the foremost unforgettable message, wish his former associate all the most effective in his come back to Everton.
Dear Wazza @waynerooney I know you are not impressed with my breathe in that picture…😅 but this isn't the subject of my message 🙏🏼I would just like to say thank you for all the years we spent together, we won many trophies together.💪🔥👌 You are a legend for Manchester United and I hope all the fans will always remember you for that. As a person I am better than you because even your wife @coleen_rooney said I make her smile a lot with my crazy videos so I'm still waiting for the thanks 😏😏Between me and you, I know your dad will be the most happy Everton fan, so well done to make people really happy❤️❤️❤️I love this game ahahahah #ilovethisgame#legend @manchesterunited @everton #love #manchesterunited
“I would just like to say thank you for all the years we spent together, we won many trophies together,” wrote Evra.
“You are a legend for Manchester United and I hope all the fans will always remember you for that. As a person I am better than you because even your wife @coleen_rooney said I make her smile a lot with my crazy videos so I’m still waiting for the thanks,” the left-back joked.
Ander Herrera, who joined Manchester United under Louis van Gaal in 2014, tweeted an emotional tribute to his departing captain.
— Ander Herrera (@AnderHerrera) July 9, 2017
Michael Carrick, who is now the last remaining member of Manchester United’s team that won the Champions League in 2008, wished his friend good luck on his fresh challenge.
— Michael Carrick (@carras16) July 10, 2017
“Blew me away by how good he was from day 1. Outrageous. Had ups n downs but what a ride we’ve been on. Gonna miss him. Good luck Pal #Legend,” tweeted the Manchester United midfielder.
Carrick, 35, will play another year at Old Trafford after signing a new one-year contract with the club.
— Chris Smalling (@ChrisSmalling) July 10, 2017
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) July 10, 2017
— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) July 9, 2017
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) July 10, 2017
Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville echoed the tributes to Rooney, insisting he was ‘the best striker’ he had ever played with.
Neville and Rooney won two Premier League titles and one Champions League as teammates and the Sky Sports pundit added Rooney was the best striker the club has ever had.
All the best @WayneRooney and congratulations on a great United career . The best Striker I played with and saw at the club.
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) July 9, 2017
“All the best @WayneRooney and congratulations on a great United career . The best Striker I played with and saw at the club,” said Neville.
Neville had last month urged Manchester United to resolve Rooney’s future or risk ‘clogging up’ their pre-season preparations.
“I am surprised it has not been dealt with,” said Neville.