Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has confirmed that Wayne Rooney took a 50 per cent pay cut on his Manchester United wages in order to seal a return to Goodison Park last summer. The 32-year-old had been on a £300,000 weekly salary at Old Trafford and he had to agree upon half the package to realise his comeback with his hometown club.
What a difference a few days can make. Manchester United found themselves licking their European wounds having surrendered a one-goal lead to fluff their lines in spectacular fashion upon their return to the Champions League group stage.
As they trudged off the field in Eindhoven, following a 2-1 defeat to PSV, it was difficult to know what to expect from the Red Devils heading forward.
Ander Herrera says he would not mind spending a lot more years playing in the Red Devils’ shirt.
Herrera, the Spanish playmaker, is having only his first stint at Manchester United this season and he appears to be very impressed with how it has gone for him so far.
Actually, when the season first started, there was a bit of hype around Herrera and he got chances to start for the team straightaway.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he is extremely sure that striker Wayne Rooney will one day beat the record set by Sir Bobby Charlton for the most number of goals scored for Manchester United.
Bobby Charlton currently holds the record for having scored 249 goals for Manchester United during his career with the Red Devils. Wayne Rooney scored two goals against Everton during the weekend to moved level with George Best and Dennis Viollet when it comes to the goalscoring charts.