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Rooney rejoins Everton from Manchester United

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Manchester United’s former England soccer captain Wayne Rooney has rejoined boyhood favorites Everton from their Premier League rivals, the Merseyside club said on Sunday.

“Everton can confirm that Wayne Rooney has rejoined the club from Manchester United on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee,” said a statement on Everton’s website.

Leading goal scorer

England’s all-time leading goalscorer, the 31-year-old boyhood Blue made 77 appearances for Everton and scored 17 goals between 2002 - when he made his Premier League debut as a 16-year-old - and 2004 when he departed for Old Trafford, according to the website.

In a 15-year career, Rooney has won the Champions League, Europa League, five Premier League titles, one FA Cup, three League Cups and one FIFA Club World Cup and scored 323 goals, it said.