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Wayne Rooney - "I'm not coming into a retirement home"

Wayne Rooney said he wasn't "coming into a retirement home" upon his return to Everton today.

The former Manchester United player said he was "excited" to be back in blue.

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Rooney returns to Everton

Wayne Rooney has confirmed he's rejoined Everton from Manchester United.

The Toffees have signed him on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 31 year-old today thanked United for the past 13 years but says he's ecstatic at returning to his boyhood club.


Will Rooney be back in England fold after Everton move?

Bookmakers are offering 5/4 that Wayne Rooney is included in Gareth Southgate's England squad for the Russia World Cup (4/7 he is not).

He is now 50/1 to be the Premier League's top goal scorer after rejoining Everton.

"Gareth Southgate made no secret of the fact that Wayne needed to be playing more football in order to force his way back into the England fold and it looks as though he will get that at Everton."

– Joe Crilly, William Hill

Fans' reaction to Wayne Rooney's move back to Everton from Manchester United

Rooney's departure from Everton to Manchester United 13 years ago caused resentment among fans on Merseyside.

However, the 31 year old says he has never lost touch with his roots and has spoken about his love of Merseyside.

As time wore on, hatred towards Rooney from Evertonians eased and he even played for the club again in Duncan Ferguson's testimonial in 2015.

Here is the reaction of fans from both clubs.

Rooney's signing continues a busy summer at Everton with Rooney, also England's record goalscorer, joining Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaassen, Michael Keane, Henry Onyekuru, Nathangelo Markelo and Sandro Ramirez as new additions.

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