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Wayne Rooney rules out possibility of playing for any other Premier League club

3.09K   //    09 Jun 2016, 12:42 IST
Rooney won’t join a Premier League rival

If Rooney was already a hero for Manchester United fans he has now confirmed legendary status with his latest statement. The Englishman has been at United since he was a teenager and has won every domestic trophy with the club.

He had been linked on several instances with a rival club in the Premier League but now he’s put all fears to rest after affirming that he will not join another English club. “I am happy to say now that, whatever may happen in the future, I will never play for another Premier League club.” he said.

Rooney’s performances and dedication for his club are extraordinary and he has become one of their own despite being from Liverpool. The England captain will now be playing in his 3rd EURO after making his debut in the competition back in 2004.

He has come a long way since that tournament when he became one of the youngest goalscorers in the history of the competition. Rooney has always worn the English jersey with pride and he has shown that on the pitch every time he’s walked out.

His new club manager Jose Mourinho is a known admirer of the and tried to sign him on multiple occasions. Now he has the opportunity to work with the player and he was quick to heap praise on him. “Wayne is and has been, England’s best player for over a decade.”

Rooney will probably contemplate ending his illustrious career abroad like several of his fellow England teammates have done in the past. But for now, his main focus will be to try and help his country achieve glory in the Euros.

Mourinho to manage Rooney’s testimonial

Jose Mourinho’s first game in charge will be a pre-season friendly between Manchester United and Everton, Rooney’s testimonial. The proceed’s from the game are set to go to the Wayne Rooney Foundation raising funds for disabled kids.

Mourinho spoke about the event to Sky Sports “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.”

The target for the fundraiser is said to be £5 million. The match will take place on August 3rd and is a recognition of Rooney’s 12 years of loyal service at the club.

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