Ahead of Wayne Rooney’s testimonial to celebrate a career of playing for Everton and Manchester United Wayne Rooney has confirmed to the press he won’t play for any other club in England apart from Man U and Everton while new Man U coach Jose Mourinho has praised Rooney as England’s best player for over a decade.
Talking about a game he hopes will launch a year-long initiative to raise £5million for children’s charities, Rooney said: ‘For me there could not be a more special testimonial match.
‘Manchester United and Everton are the only clubs I have played for as a professional footballer. I am happy to say now that, whatever may happen in the future, I will never play for another Premier League club.’ he said to ManUtd.com
‘I owe United and Everton everything for giving me my footballing opportunities. Through the Wayne Rooney Foundation I want to put something back, and say a heartfelt thanks to everyone at these great clubs who helped me in my career.
‘Everton and United, along with my family, gave me the support and opportunity to help me achieve my goals and dreams.’
Jose Mourinho said ‘Wayne is and has been England’s best player for over a decade and this game will be a fitting tribute to everything he has achieved.
I’m looking forward to what will be a very special night for us both. I’m sure the fans will make this a memorable occasion and help Wayne to raise a lot of money to help support vulnerable children.’