London: England striker Wayne Rooney on Thursday declared he will never play for any other English Premier League football club other than his current outfit Manchester United and childhood football club Everton.
Rooney has been given lucrative offers in the recent past and even handed in a transfer request in 2010, but he still chose to be with United which he joined in 2004.
“Manchester United and Everton are the only clubs I have played for as a professional footballer,” Rooney was quoted as saying by espnfc.
“I am happy to say now that, whatever may happen in the future, I will never play for another Premier League club.”
“I owe United and Everton everything for giving me my footballing opportunities. Everton and United, along with my family, gave me the support and opportunity to help me achieve my goals and dreams.”
The 30-year-old also was highly praised by Jose Mourinho, who will be in charge of United from next season.
Rooney is looking forward to his 13th season at Old Trafford and will be honoured with a testimonial against Everton on August 3.
“Wayne is and has been England’s best player for over a decade and this game (the testimonial) will be a fitting tribute to everything he has achieved,” Mourinho said.