Wayne Rooney Surprised by Everton Exit
Wayne Rooney says that he is still dark when it comes to the reasons behind Everton deciding to let him leave after just one campaign at Goodison Park. The Everton icon returned to Goodison Park last summer on a free transfer from Manchester United. After having left the club as a promising teenager, Rooney made the return to the former stamping ground as a hero after having won every major honour in club football. However, his second spell at Everton was not rosy since he was shuffled around the park by two managers and he was ultimately let go by the club in acrimonious circumstances.
Rooney made the switch to the MLS outfit DC United and he is about to make his debut for the club. In the 2017-18 campaign with Everton, Rooney came up with 11 goals in all appearances. The 32-year-old has claimed that this record is extremely good for the player who spent majority of the campaign playing in the midfield. After starting out with Ronald Koeman, Everton made the managerial change to bring in Sam Allardyce midway through the campaign as poor results forced the Dutchman out of the club.Allardyce, though, was persistent when it comes to using Rooney in the midfield – even when he has scored goals throughout his career.
"For whatever reason, I still don't know. I felt I was doing OK. I was top goal scorer playing most of the season from midfield, so . Everton made it clear towards the end of the season that they'd be happy for me to leave. But that's football. That gave me a decision to make, and I made this decision," said Rooney. The MLS has become a great destination for players at the tail end of their careers. Rooney will have a great chance to build his reputation as an English star by helping DC United make up places in the table.