Today was a sad day for Manchester United fans all over the world as captain Wayne Rooney was officially unveiled as an Everton player.
After 13 years at Old Trafford, Rooney returned to Everton, where he started his career as a footballer.
While at Manchester United, Rooney grew from talent to legend, scoring 253 goals in 559 appearances.
He won five Premier League titles and each of the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup once.
“I’m not just coming back because it’s the team I support, the team I grew up playing for – I’m coming back because I feel the club can move forward and be successful,” said Rooney, who scored 17 goals in 77 games in his first spell at Goodison.
“I want to be part of it. There will be pressure on me to perform, but I’m ready to go. I believe I can help move this club forward and be more successful on the pitch.”
Everton manager Ronald Koeman said: “Wayne has shown me that ambition that we need and that winning mentality – he knows how to win titles and I’m really happy he’s decided to come home.
“He loves Everton and he was desperate to come back. He is still only 31 and I don’t have any doubts about his qualities. It’s fantastic he’s here.
“We have a lot of young players and sometimes in life you need somebody who you look up to, who you learn from. That was also one of the messages when we spoke about on and off the pitch what his function will be in the team.
“One of the functions for Wayne is to show the rest of the team why he is – and still is – that player.”
In honor of his exit, watch below, 10 of the best goals Rooney ever scored as a Red Devil.