Picture: Wayne Rooney all-smiles in Everton kit, his move away from United confirmed

It is over. Wayne Rooney’s time at Manchester United has come to an end, confirmed by the club in an official statement. The 31-year-old will move back to his boyhood club, Everton, from whom the Red Devils signed him from thirteen years ago.

He came to Old Trafford a boy and burst onto the scene scoring a stunning hat-trick on debut. After over a decade of success, joy and winning everything in the game, he leaves a man.

His honours list is literally ridiculous, and it couldn’t have ended more fittingly as he secured the last major trophy available to him that he hadn’t won; the Europa League crown.

It was the right time to let him leave, there is no doubt about that, but his Manchester United legacy will be etched in our memories forever. He will go down as a club great, and rightfully so.

For that stunning overhead kick against Manchester City, to that scorcher of a volley against Newcastle, he’s provided us with so much happiness and success and for that, he deserves monumental credit.

He leaves as our record goalscorer of all time and I’m certain that will stand for at least a decade. He lives and breathes Manchester United, and I’m proud to call him one of our own.

Ta-ra, Wayne. Thanks for everything.

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