Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has opened up that he had plans of finishing his career at the club. The 33-year old moved to Everton as he could no longer inspire the team to success. After a year at his boyhood club, where he struggled a bit, he moved to the United States to feature in the Major League Soccer.

His career has seen a late renaissance in America, with talks that he may come to United for a few months before he ends his career. Rooney has shut down such talks, opting to end his illustrious career in the MLS. United fans will be hoping that the player changes his mind in future. Afterall Rooney said he was done with the national team but he will come out of international retirement to claim his 120th cap for England against the United States on Thursday.

The country and club legend will be honoured in a farewell game, with the player coming on from the bench for his final appearance in an England jersey. He is expected to wear the captain’s armband when he comes on, with the rest of the England players giving him a guard of honour. He would adorn the legendary No. 10 shirt as the country honours him a final time.

Ahead of the game, Rooney said he would have preferred to end his career like this in a Manchester United jersey. However he is glad he left when he did. Rooney said playing at Old Trafford was the highlight of his career but it was the “right time” for him to exit the club. He said not getting enough game time, with no promise of things changing soon made him decide to leave as he is a player that likes playing.

Rooney left United as a late substitute in the Europa League fixture against Ajax. He would likely not get an opportunity to say a proper goodbye but at least he would get one in an England shirt at Wembley Stadium.

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