Mourinho: The Truth Behind Rooney’s Exit
Jose Mourinho: The Truth Behind Wayne Rooney’s Exit
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has revealed the truth behind Wayne Rooney's move back to his boyhood club, Everton.
The Englishman's return to the Merseyside club was confirmed on Sunday, with Everton striker Romelu Lukaku having joined the Red Devils over the weekend.
Mourinho has now explained that Rooney asked to go back to the Toffees, the team he left for United in 2004.
"It is no secret that I have long been an admirer of Wayne; he has been a model professional throughout his time at the club and will remain in the history books for many years to come," the Portuguese tactician said, according to the club's official website.
"It is never easy to see a great player playing less football than he would like and I could not stand in his way when he asked to go back to Everton.
"His experience, focus and determination will be missed, and I wish him well for the future."
Rooney scored 253 goals in 559 games, winning every club trophy possible along the way.
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