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Rooney reveals regret over how his return to Everton panned out last season

Wayne Rooney has expressed his regret at how his career in English football came to an end with Everton, as per TalkSport.

Rooney is currently enjoying a successful spell at DC United, but the Toffees did not see the player they were expecting to get when he finally return to Goodison Park last season.

He said: “My only regret was my last year at Everton. I started as a striker, then the team wasn’t doing well and speaking with the manager, we both felt it would be better if I went into a midfield role.

“I should have said ‘I want to be up top scoring goals’ which I did in the first half of the season. It was a disappointing end to my time back there. I was just disappointed with the way it ended at Everton.”

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Sam Allardyce has never been a great tactician and redeploying Rooney in midfield was just another example of that.

There always seemed to be this feeling within English football that Rooney would end up as a central midfielder in the mould of Paul Scholes, spraying passes all over and controlling matches but as his career developed, it was so clear that would never be the case.

Last season, Rooney was too slow to play in midfield and in truth, that lack of sharpness and speed undermined his second Everton spell just as much as any positional change.


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