Everton fans have been sending their well-wishes to former striker and now Derby manager, Wayne Rooney, after he announced his retirement from football today.
The England and Manchester United record holder made the decision hang up his boots after being given the Rams job on a permanent basis after a short spell in caretaker charge as player-coach.
Rooney, who brokes through at Goodison Park with a memorable goal against Arsenal as a teenager, enjoyed a stellar career. After leaving the Toffees, he went on to become a Man United legend, breaking their goalscoring record in the process.
Everton fans, then, have not forgotten Rooney’s contribution to their own cause and had nothing but positive comments to direct Rooney’s way on Twitter this afternoon.
Here, then, is a look at what Everton fans had to say about Rooney and his decision to retire.
Very sad day for football. All the best Wayne on your new path
— Andrew Steele (@No1shunter) January 15, 2021
The right man at the wrong time sadly for Everton. Best of luck
— CF (@ColMickFletch) January 15, 2021
Great player! Was great to see Rooney back in an Everton shirt again when he came back. Good luck 👍
— Scott Patterson (@ScottPa94557773) January 15, 2021
I was gutted when he left like we all were for man u.but you can’t take anything away from him and what he’s achieved as a player in general .
— Vim Fuego (@VimFuego9) January 15, 2021
Wow, wasn’t expecting him to retire. Can’t he do both? All the best Wayne, prove those doubters wrong.
— Steve Ferns (@ferninho) January 15, 2021
Hopefully he comes home in years towards the end
— Calum Darren Moore (@CalumDMoore) January 15, 2021