News Article  | International Transfers

Rooney: When I Knew It Was Time To Leave

Wayne Rooney: When I Knew It Was Time To Leave

By Keegan Kruger - Jul 11, 2017 07:45 PM @KeeganKruger

Wayne Rooney has opened up and revealed reasons for his decision to leave Manchester United and return to his boyhood club, Everton.

Reports: Mourinho Takes A Dig At Wenger's Lacazette Signing

The 31-year-old striker spent 13 years at the Old Trafford and went on to become the club’s all-time leading goalscorer along the way.

Rooney admitted that he endured a frustrating last couple of months at the Red Devils and knew his time at the club had come to an end back in November already.

“It was around November I knew (I’d be leaving),” he said.

“I spoke to Jose in January to see what his opinions were and he always said he wanted me to stay and help the team until the end of the season.

“I did that. I helped in the games he put me in but I knew I had to leave to move forward for my career. It was a sad moment because I had been at the club for 13 years but I had to think of my career as well.

“I started the season doing OK. I had a bad game at Watford away and that was it. He started with me as a No 10 with Zlatan (Ibrahimovic) up front but then he changed the system a little and the lads who came in did well. He stuck with that.

“That’s his decision and I respect him as a person, as a manager. I understand managers have to make decisions but I also have to make decisions for my career.”

10 Stars Who Returned To Their Boyhood Clubs

Rooney made 559 appearances for the Premier League giants in his career and scored 253 goals, assisting in 145 more in all competitions.

Are you surprised that the Englishman decided to rejoin his old club? Have your say in the comments section below. 


Related Articles


Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
No badges available
Faysal Jul 13, 2017 02:08 PM
Maloh11 Joined: 10 Apr 2017
No badges available
Maloh11 Jul 12, 2017 03:55 PM
Always a red devil Rooney couldnt ask for more
Golden Boots Joined: 08 Feb 2015
No badges available
Golden Boots Jul 12, 2017 03:51 PM
Once a blue, always a blue!
Money-spender Joined: 16 Mar 2017
No badges available
Money-spender Jul 12, 2017 02:12 PM
@Myaka weliPhefeni remember before i went to Man United he was playing for Evaton so he is returning the favor to Evaton Bosses!! Those ppl they gave him a platform.
CECIL M Joined: 08 Jun 2017
No badges available
CECIL M Jul 12, 2017 01:23 PM
Your record will never be broken
Mystique-Luu Joined: 20 Apr 2015
No badges available
Mystique-Luu Jul 12, 2017 12:21 PM
Some players shouldn't leave Some clubs but hey it's football
Tedd Joined: 04 Apr 2016
No badges available
Tedd Jul 12, 2017 09:49 AM
He stil an experienced player but he doesn't have that impact in games like before, so going for bigger teams would only pile pressure on him. Everton is perfect for him, but he's legend.
Default Joined: 20 Jul 2015
No badges available Jul 12, 2017 09:46 AM
You should had stuck it out Wayne, Jose won't finish the season with Man United, just look at Chacharito Van Gaal sold that boy, he's scoring goals in Germany
Myaka weliPhefeni Joined: 14 Jul 2016
No badges available
Myaka weliPhefeni Jul 12, 2017 08:48 AM
I m supriced cowditor bcz i was expecting him to join big teams lyk Man city,Arsenal or Tottenham if was thinking abt leaving red devels bt all was abt who show good offer for him and i m sure he knw why he did this
Maphisane-wako-Tambo-KBY Joined: 14 Jul 2016
No badges available
Maphisane-wako-Tambo-KBY Jul 12, 2017 07:41 AM
it's cool
Default Joined: 27 Jun 2017
No badges available Jul 12, 2017 07:17 AM
But you move
strowman Joined: 10 Jul 2017
No badges available
strowman Jul 12, 2017 06:46 AM
your questions are always useless cowditor
kzorog Joined: 13 Jan 2017
No badges available
kzorog Jul 12, 2017 05:11 AM
Good move madala
clemz7 Joined: 29 Dec 2013
No badges available
clemz7 Jul 12, 2017 03:16 AM
He take a right decision
silencer2 Joined: 06 Jul 2017
No badges available
silencer2 Jul 11, 2017 11:39 PM
thinks comes & go that's life
Gazankulu26 Joined: 30 Jan 2015
No badges available
Gazankulu26 Jul 11, 2017 10:59 PM
Jaha leri rilo vuyela akaya
MacMok Joined: 11 Jul 2017
No badges available
MacMok Jul 11, 2017 10:56 PM
@Dancle You are saying it as if there is bad blood here. The man was not up to task any longer and the manager has to do what a manager has to do. It's an amicable split, not the way Man U got rid of Walbeck. Now him giving Man U a middle finger in the FA, was suuuweet!!!
Dancle Joined: 09 Apr 2017
No badges available
Dancle Jul 11, 2017 10:43 PM
Im man u but i wnt rooney 2 come back and beat mourinho with a hatrick
Soccer7 Joined: 11 Jun 2013
No badges available
Soccer7 Jul 11, 2017 09:24 PM
I salute him he is so special his memories will last forever who could forget that bicycle kick goal agaisnt mancity.
morakamat Joined: 04 Feb 2017
No badges available
morakamat Jul 11, 2017 09:00 PM
U must comeback n haunt that jakkal mourinho. Lukaku will fail bcoz of pressure. Man united is not like everton where you only play just to remain in the premier league.

Express Yourself

Your chance to say what you need to.

Create your blog

What You May Have Missed