Delighted Rooney signs for Everton

Everton have confirmed the return of Wayne Rooney after 13 years at Manchester United. The 31-year-old has signed a two-year deal to return to his boyhood club, for whom he made his sensational debut as a 16-year-old. Speaking after signing, the England skipper said: “It is some time since I said that the only Premier League club I would play for other than Manchester United was Everton, so I am delighted that the move has happened. “Thirteen years ago I went to United with the intention of winning trophies and…

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Report: Rooney has Everton medical

Wayne Rooney has undergone a medical ahead of his proposed return to Everton from Manchester United, sources have told ESPN FC.Rooney, 31, was at the Finch Farm training ground on Saturday, as the move back to his boyhood club 13 years after leaving for Old Trafford draws closer. The news comes on the same day United announced that a deal has been agreed on to sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku for £75 million, subject to the Belgium striker passing a medical and agreeing to personal terms. The two transfers are…

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Why I snubbed Chelsea for Man United – Lukaku 

Romelu Lukaku insists he ‘didn’t have to think twice’ about joining Manchester United when interest from Jose Mourinho became known. The Belgian striker is expected to be unveiled as a Red Devil on Monday after a £75million transfer deal with Everton was agreed. Premier League champions Chelsea had been showing substantial interest in Lukaku, who left Stamford Bridge in 2014, but United secured his signature after a dramatic move. Speaking about the deal for the first time, Lukaku told ESPN: ‘This is an opportunity that I’ve always wanted since I…

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Man United agree £75m fee with Everton for Lukaku

  Manchester United have agreed a fee of around £75m with Everton for striker Romelu Lukaku. The 24-year-old Belgium international scored 25 Premier League goals last season. United, who have been chasing Lukaku for most of the summer, will not now be pursuing their interest in Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata. The move for Lukaku is not connected to talks aimed at taking United forward Wayne Rooney to Everton. Jose Mourinho’s side are hopeful of concluding a deal in time for Lukaku to join the squad before they depart for a…

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Europa League draw: Man Utd v Celta Vigo, Ajax v Lyon

Manchester United will face Spanish side Celta Vigo in the semi-finals of the Europa League. The Premier League side have won the European Cup three times but have never triumphed in the continent’s secondary club competition. Dutch side Ajax, winners in 1992, come up against French club Lyon in the other last-four tie. The first legs will be played on 4 May with the second leg on 11 May, and the final in Stockholm, Sweden on 24 May. United manager Jose Mourinho won the competition with Porto in 2003 and…

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