England captain Wayne Rooney has revealed that Manchester United and Everton will be the only Premier League clubs he will ever play for.
The 30-year-old is set to play next season under his fourth permanent manager at Old Trafford—following Jose Mourinho’s appointment as Louis van Gaal’s successor—in 12 years since he made his high-profile switch from boyhood club Everton.
Rooney is preparing for Euro 2016 in France but will then celebrate his testimonial with a match between United and Everton at Old Trafford on August 3, and he said he has much to thank the two clubs for, perESPN FC:
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.
I owe United and Everton everything for giving me my footballing opportunities. Everton and United, along with my family, gave me the support and opportunity to help me achieve my goals and dreams.
Throughout his time at United there have been suspicions that Rooney may look to move elsewhere in the Premier League.
He was heavily linked with a switch to Manchester City in 2010, and then Chelsea in 2013, but neither move materialised, and clearly Rooney now has no ambitions to go to another English club, per Jason Burt in the Telegraph.a