Back during Everton after 13 marvellous years during Old Trafford, Wayne Rooney has reliable that his general career is over, carrying finished 119 general appearances â€“ and scored a record 53 England goals. “One of my really few regrets is not to have been partial of a successful England contest side,” a 31-year-old said. UEFA.com finds copiousness some-more things he can be unapproachable of.
What they say
“He is, initial of all, as a person, fantastic. we had a fitness to get to know a person. And as a player, there are not adequate difference since he is a ideal playerÂ â€“ everybody knows what he can do, what he did and what he has done.”
Zlatan IbrahimoviÄ‡, former United team-mate
“He was so absolute we called him ‘the Pitbull’. He was a illusory organisation actor and he scored goals. He helped me a lot. we skip personification with him. The destiny nobody knows; maybe one day we will play together again.”
Cristiano Ronaldo, former United team-mate
“I always consider good players can play in any era. Bobby Charlton would have been a good actor currently and Wayne Rooney would have been a good actor behind then.”
Sir Alex Ferguson, former United manager
“Some of a things he could do as a immature child … He was an out-of-date travel footballer and he could have played any position. He desired a diversion and he’s still a same. He’s not altered that much.”
David Moyes, former Everton and United manager
International: 119 appearances, 53 goals
UEFA bar competition: 102 appearances, 39 goals
Domestic competition: 540 appearances, 233 goals
Claims to fame
â€¢ The supernatural inlet of his talent had been apparent when he strike 114 goals in a 30-game deteriorate with Everton’s Under-10s, including an beyond flog in a 12-2 hammering of United.
â€¢ Rooney’s initial joining idea came on his ninth tour for Everton and was value a wait â€“ a 30-metre finish over Arsenal screw David Seaman that (at a time) finished a 16-year-old a Premier League’s youngest ever scorer.
â€¢ That strike â€“ one of 17 Rooney bagged for his childhood heroes â€“ arrived in a 90th notation of a 2-1 Everton win that finished champions Arsenal’s 30-match dominant run. Some introduction!
â€¢ Returned to Goodison Park in summer 2017 and finished his 100th UEFA bar foe appearanceÂ in Everton’s 1-0 win opposite RuÅ¾omberok in a UEFA Europa League third subordinate round.
â€¢ Scored his 200th Premier League idea in a 1-1 pull during Manchester City on 21 August. He is second behind Alan Shearer (260) in a list of a division’s all-time tip marksmen.
â€¢ On his United entrance in 2004, following a â‚¬30m send to Old Trafford, Rooney became a youngest scorer of a UEFA Champions League hat-trick, claiming 3 goals and an support in a 6-2 organisation theatre shellacking of FenerbahÃ§e.
â€¢ Helped United win a UEFA Champions League in Moscow in 2008, when he played far-reaching left opposite Chelsea and was replaced before a Reds’ chastisement shoot-out triumph.
â€¢ When United’s No10 did measure in a UEFA Champions League final, it was in a losing means â€“ the 2011 improved by Barcelona.
â€¢ Won all 3 vital domestic trophies with United: 5 Premier League titles, 3 League Cups and a unique FA Cup, in 2015/16. United’s 2016/17 UEFA Europa League triumph meant a usually vital contest he competed in though winning during United was a UEFA Super Cup.
â€¢ The teak-tough assailant was a flay of Manchester City during his time during Old Trafford, substantiating himself as a 11-goal record marksman in Manchester derbies â€“ many memorably with an beyond leader past Joe Hart in Feb 2011.
â€¢ Left Old Trafford as United’s all-time tip scorer with 253 goals, carrying upheld Sir Bobby Charlton’s total of 249 with a free-kick opposite Stoke City on 21 Jan 2017.
â€¢ First capped in Feb 2003, he took UEFA EURO 2004 by charge with dual goals each in uninterrupted organisation games opposite Switzerland and Croatia. The 18-year-old so became a (then) youngest scorer in a UEFA European Championship finals.
â€¢ A metatarsal damage in a quarter-final opposite hosts Portugal prevented some-more heroics, and a last-eight jump tripped adult Rooney on dual serve occasions â€“ a 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2012 â€“ with general excellence elusive.
â€¢ By now a comparison dressing-room voice, Rooney was allocated England captain by Roy Hodgson after a 2014 World Cup and in duration to Steven Gerrard.
â€¢ The one-time child consternation became a ninth England general to grasp a century of appearances when featuring opposite Slovenia in Nov 2014. Ten months after he became his country’s 50-goal all-time tip scorer with a chastisement contra Switzerland.
What we competence not know
â€¢ Football’s detriment was scarcely boxing’s advantage when, in his early teens, a destiny soccer star severely deliberate posterior a career in a ring. Rooney remembered: “I was doing fighting as good as football, though afterwards we stopped going to boxing. Thankfully it was a right decision.”
â€¢ Everton girl manager Colin Harvey had to speak a 14-year-old Rooney out of early retirement during a duration when he “had stopped enjoying football”. “He sat me down and finished me tumble behind in adore with football,” Rooney said.
â€¢ Eleven years after leaving, Rooney finished his Everton quip as a surrogate in a advantage compare for Duncan Ferguson, a former Blues centre-forward who was his boyhood idol. Everton repaid a foster by providing a antithesis for Rooney’s commemorative in Aug 2016.
â€¢ The follicly challenged brazen tackled masculine settlement baldness conduct on, undergoing hair transplants in 2011 and 2013. “I was going bald during 25, because not,” he tweeted unapologetically.
â€¢ According to Rooney, former United and England team-mate Paul Scholes is a best actor he has ever played with â€“ while Clarence Seedorf has been his many considerable opponent.
What he says
“[After scoring a hat-trick on his UEFA Champions League debut] It’s a good feeling to measure goals and to measure goals for this club. I’m gratified and I’m certain there’s copiousness some-more to come.“
“If we was sat here during 25, 26 articulate about personification centre midfield or deeper midfield we wouldn’t wish to play there of course. But now I’m during a theatre where that competence be improved matched to me. Certainly No10 competence be improved matched to me.”
“I adore football. In football, we have highs and lows. we arise adult each day and adore what we am doing. we can't suppose my life though football.”
“Football is finished adult of all kinds of conflict. In a sauce room, between players, between us and a manager, between us and loads of people who don’t seem to matter. It’s consistent and oppressive sometimes.”
“Leaving Manchester United was a tough call though we know we finished a right preference in entrance home to Everton. Now we wish to concentration all my energies on assisting them be successful.”