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How Twitter reacted to Wayne Rooney’s return to Everton after 13 years at Manchester United

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How Twitter reacted to Wayne Rooney’s return to Everton after 13 years at Manchester United

On Sunday lunchtime, Everton put an end to months of speculation by confirming the return of Wayne Rooney to Goodison Park. The striker has put pen to paper on a two year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Ronald Koeman has already brought in several exciting names to his squad this summer, with Rooney likely to have a leading role after well over a decade at Old Trafford, having moved there for £30 million in 2004.

Whether or not Rooney will be a first team regular remains to be seen, though his experience will be invaluable even if it is from the bench.

In what may have been a disappointing end to his career in Manchester, only playing in the final moments of the victorious Europa League final against Ajax, Rooney will now look to rebuild his reputation as a capable Premier League player and try to salvage a place in the England squad for the 2018 World Cup.

Having lost his place in the England squad under Gareth Southgate, Rooney will want to recover his role as England captain having lost his captaincy at club level by moving back to Merseyside.

A controversial but important figure in English football since his emergence in the early 2000s, such a move is bound to attract attention and interesting reaction, particularly on social media.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the news…

Everton confirmed the signing on Sunday…

To the joy of Everton fans…

And sadness of United fans…

https://twitter.com/juanderfui/status/884023246340984833

https://twitter.com/manutdgoais/status/884026017626677248

 

Everton fans see the deal as a statement of intent…

United fans had praise for Jose Mourinho’s management of the situation…

And they were sad to see their hero go…

https://twitter.com/UtdInterest/status/883615204889817088

Though they recognise he’s not the player he once was…

But he still has the respect of neutrals…

https://twitter.com/francmcfc/status/884025756787118080

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