Wayne Rooney: ‘I’m at Everton to win trophies’

Wayne Rooney has said that he will not treat Everton as a “retirement home” and hopes to win trophies at the club.

The 31-year-old returned to Goodison Park from Manchester United yesterday on a free transfer, 13 years after making the move from Everton to Old Trafford.

“I’m not coming into a retirement home,” Rooney told reporters.

“I want to play, win and be successful. I feel good. I’m not fit at the moment but that will build up in the next few weeks. I’m excited. I think it’s the right time and I’m ready for it.

“I’m focused on Everton, playing well for Everton. If I do that Gareth Southgate will have a decision to make, whether he puts me back in the squad or not. Hopefully my performances are good enough for Everton and he won’t be able to ignore me if they are.”

Rooney played 559 times for United and became their top scorer in history last season, finishing his United career with 253 goals.

Cover Photo: Everton Goodison Park by Fabio Paoleri used under license by CC BY-SA 2.0.

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