Manchester United’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney left Old Trafford last summer to return to his boyhood club Everton on a two-year-deal.
Speaking in a BBC interview with his former Toffees team-mate Kevin Kilbane, the 32-year-old revealed why he chose a move back to Goodison Park ahead of more lucrative offers from abroad.
“That’s not me, I need those goals, I need that pressure. That desire to play would have been lost if I’d chosen that other option,”
I knew that coming back to Everton was more pressure – that’s what I wanted. I wanted to prove myself again to the Everton fans and to try to help this club move forward and win silverware.
“I think it was the perfect fit for me and hopefully in the next two or three years we can do that.” he said.
Rooney has been in good form for the Toffees since his return, and is the club’s top scorer with 10 goals in 22 Premier League appearances.
The former England captain originally left Everton in 2004 to link up with Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.
Rooney enjoyed a glittering career with United winning five Premier League and the Champions League during his 13 seasons with the club.
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