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There is a lot of expectation, coming back here. There are some fans who maybe thought I wasn't good enough to come back here, but it is up to me to prove myself.feedback
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Aug 14 2017
Wayne Rooney has most recently been quoted in an article called Rooney didn't trade Man Utd for Everton to take his 'foot off the gas'. Wayne Rooney said, “There is a lot of expectation, coming back here. There are some fans who maybe thought I wasn't good enough to come back here, but it is up to me to prove myself.”. Wayne Rooney has been quoted a grand total of 110 times in 55 articles.
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Jul 24 2017

I put my emotions to one side and now I can get down to focusing more on the football in the coming weeks.feedback

Jul 16 2017 - Manchester United

I'm sure he will speak to the manager and do what's right for him.feedback

Jul 15 2017

That has been more difficult over the last few years, with some of the players who joined the club. There are traditions at United that have to be maintained.feedback

Jul 15 2017 - Manchester United

Playing for Manchester United is a test of character. You've got to be strong enough mentally to accept the challenge. United are a football club that demands success. Romelu has to be strong enough to take up that challenge. Over the last few years, it was down to me and Michael Carrick to keep the new players maintaining those standards.feedback

Jul 15 2017 - Manchester United

Hopefully, Romelu has got people there who will give him the right guidance and get the best out of him. There are standards that you have to keep when you are at Manchester United. That came from Sir Alex when I went to United and it was passed down through the likes of Giggsy [Ryan Giggs], Gary Neville and Scholesy [Paul Scholes]. Over the last few years, it was down to me and Michael Carrick to keep the new players maintaining those standards.feedback

Jul 15 2017 - Manchester United

If he does that then, with the ability he has got, then he will be a success. If he worries about things then it will be more difficult.feedback

Jul 15 2017

You could see on his face when he arrived at the training ground, when he started training, he's happy again and he will enjoy his football again.feedback

Jul 15 2017

He is someone who just needs to find the joy to play football again week in and week out, like was the case with me. Hopefully he will do that and find his rhythm.feedback

Jul 11 2017

People are entitled to their opinions. I respect what they think and of course I would say different. Coming back here is the right place for me, I know I have to go and prove myself. It will be a big challenge for me and a lot of pressure but I've had that my whole career.feedback

Jul 11 2017

There was more money out there if you had searched long enough for it but it's a decision based on wanting to play football – and to go somewhere which is showing ambition.feedback

Jul 11 2017

It would be great if I could do that. If I do well here, I'm sure he will have a decision to make.feedback

Jul 11 2017 - China

I want to play for England. If I'd gone to China, which was an option, then I would have called it a day myself.feedback

Jul 11 2017 - Manchester United

As you well know, I love playing for England. Gareth had to make a decision – as Jose Mourinho did – but I spoke to him. I wasn't playing the football that I like and I don't think you should play for your country if you are not playing for your club. So I understood his decision fully. He told me that if I get back playing every week then the door is still open to return to the squad. It just wouldn't have been right for me to try to carry on playing for England if I had gone there.feedback

Jul 10 2017

I helped in the games he put me in but I knew I had to leave to move forward for my career. It was a sad moment because I had been at the club for 13 years but I had to think of my career as well.feedback

Jul 10 2017

It is just frustrating if you are not playing. The lads who play were having two-day recovery sessions while all the lads who were on the bench and not in the squad were training together, so you're not really training with the first team.feedback

Jul 10 2017

It was around November I knew [an exit was likely].feedback

Jul 10 2017

I spoke to Jose in January to see what his opinions were and he always said he wanted me to stay and help the team until the end of the season. I did that.feedback

Jul 10 2017

You don't feel like you [deserve it] because you haven't been part of the game. That was hard to do; you're naturally happy because you have won but you don't celebrate it as much.feedback

Jul 10 2017

It was frustrating but I was the captain so you need to keep yourself positive around the place.feedback

Jul 10 2017 - Manchester United

I'm going there to try to get three points with Everton. I had a great time at Manchester United but football moves on, players move on and I have come back to Everton.feedback

Jul 10 2017

For me, I love playing and that's what I want to do. I spoke with Jose and it was the right time for me to go and play somewhere else.feedback

Jul 10 2017

It was the first time really in my career where I didn't play. It is not me – I need to play football.feedback

Jul 10 2017

It was tough but that's football. Some people will accept playing every few weeks.feedback

Jul 10 2017

It feels great and to be honest I have kept it quiet for the last 13 years but I actually have been wearing Everton pyjamas at home with my kids so I had to keep that a bit quiet. But it is great, it feels as special as it did 13 years ago and I am just looking forward to getting on the pitch wearing it now.feedback

Jul 10 2017

You play football to try to win trophies and of course that is the target. We don't want to just limp round in the season.feedback

Jul 10 2017

We want to keep pushing and try to bring trophies to the club. It's what we all want. The manager will have his ideas on which players he wants to bring in and we will all pull together to make sure we give everything.feedback

Jul 10 2017

There are tough early games so we need to get pre-season right.feedback

Jul 10 2017

It's an exciting time for myself and Everton. We are moving forward, signing the right players and we are all hoping this can be a very good year for us.feedback

Jul 10 2017

I don't feel fit at the minute but that will build up over the next few weeks.feedback

Jul 10 2017

It feels great to be back. I was excited this morning to go in and meet the lads and get going.feedback

Jul 10 2017

You will have to wait and see [my position]. The big thing was coming back here to play. The manager will assess the training sessions.feedback

Jul 10 2017

I was at the FA Cup final in 1995. It would be a special moment to win a trophy at Everton.feedback

Jul 10 2017

There were other options there but once I knew Ronald wanted to bring me back, it was the only place I was going to be playing.feedback

Jul 10 2017

I know we have got the right man to lead us. A manager like Ronald and the career he's had, once I knew he was interested in bringing me back, it was really a no-brainer, it was where I wanted to come and play.feedback

Jul 10 2017

It hadn't gone stale. I enjoyed my time there but I needed to play more games, I didn't play that often last season and I know I'm at my best when I'm playing consistently.feedback

Jul 10 2017

I didn't tell Kai [his eldest son] either because he was going to school and I didn't want him speaking to his mates. It was literally once everything was agreed and the paperwork was through that I told everyone. Kai just jumped on me. It was the happiest I've ever seen him. My dad, too. Obviously he's an Evertonian and he's been going to Manchester to watch me for the last 13 years. Now he'll just have a five-minute drive.feedback

Jul 10 2017

I'm not coming into a retirement home. I want to play, win and be successful. I feel good. I'm not fit at the moment but that will build up in the next few weeks. I'm excited. I think it's the right time and I'm ready for it.feedback

Jul 10 2017

I'm focused on Everton, playing well for Everton. If I do that Gareth Southgate will have a decision to make, whether he puts me back in the squad or not. Hopefully my performances are good enough for Everton and he won't be able to ignore me if they are.feedback

Jul 09 2017

With the new stadium in the pipeline, it's an exciting time to be an Everton player, to be an Everton fan. It's on us players to make those times even more exciting by giving them good performances and try to help them be successful and bring trophies to the Club.feedback

Jul 09 2017

I'm excited, and I'm excited by the signings that the Club have made. This club is moving forward. This football club should be winning trophies and we're taking huge steps to being involved and trying to win trophies.feedback

Jul 09 2017

Once I knew Everton were interested and wanted to sign me, I made my agent aware, Go and speak to them, let's make it happen. That's where I want to go.feedback

Jul 09 2017 - Manchester United

As I've said for the last few years, if I left Manchester United, there's only Everton and Manchester United I'd play for - I wouldn't play for another Premier League team.feedback

Jul 09 2017

Growing up, watching the Premier League as far back as I can remember, feeling the trophy and having the medal around my neck was an unbelievable feeling.feedback

Jul 09 2017

(Winning trophies with Everton) would be the pinnacle. I really feel now the Club is moving in the right direction, bringing the right calibre of players in. I want to be part of it and hopefully part of a successful Everton team. The first game back will be an emotional day for me and I'm looking forward to it. I'm not just coming back because it's the team I support, the team I grew up playing for - I'm coming back because I feel the Club can move forward and be successful. I want to be part of it.feedback

Jul 09 2017

It's a great feeling to be back. I'm excited, I cannot wait to meet the lads, get on the training pitch and then get on the pitch to play. I'm ecstatic – I just cannot wait to get back playing. I was true to that and I firmly meant that. I didn't want to play for another club in England other than Everton.feedback

Jul 09 2017

We should be winning trophies and I think we're taking steps to being involved in trying to win some.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Facebook

I have got some decisions to make now over the next few weeks so I will talk with my family and then I will decide. I think I have to make a decision in terms of a football decision, and that is what I will do.feedback

May 25 2017

I have got some decisions to make now over the next few weeks so I will talk with my family and then I will decide. I think I have to make a decision in terms of a football decision, and that is what I will do. I will do that the next few weeks with my family while I am away and as soon as I know what is going on I am sure you will.feedback

May 25 2017

I have played for two Premier League clubs, Everton and United, and they are the only two Premier League clubs I will play for.feedback

May 25 2017 - London

We know that things like this are very sad, all over the world: in Manchester, in London and in Paris, too. We had to focus because it was a very important game and we won for them and for the country. It was a very difficult week for a lot of us and for the city of Manchester and we tried to win for all the people who have suffered. This trophy is for them.feedback

May 25 2017

So first of all we have to mention that, and second of all football took a back seat over the last couple of days and we're just happy with the win now.feedback

May 25 2017

It was a good win obviously, delighted for everyone to win the trophy, the fans and I think for the city of Manchester with what happened yesterday. It was a disaster, and my condolences are with the families and friends of people who have lost lives or are injured. So it's a good moment for us.feedback

May 11 2017

Would I like to stay? I've been at this club for 13 years, of course I want to play football. Here? Of course. Football changes. You have different challenges in your career. I would like to play more but I've tried to help the team on and off pitch.feedback

May 11 2017 - Champions League

I haven't thrown my toys out of the pram but I do want to play to help the team. This club will be successful under Jose Mourinho. If we can win the Europa League then that will be three trophies in his first season. We're not far away from challenging in the Premier League again.feedback

May 10 2017 - Champions League

It's important for us to be back in the Champions League. This club belongs there. Realistically, it's going to be difficult to do it through the league.feedback

May 10 2017 - Manchester United

I've been at this club for 13 years; of course I want to play football. Here? Of course. The more I can play, the better for me and the more I can help team. I haven't thrown my toys out of the pram but I do want to play to help the team. Football changes. You have different challenges in your career. I would like to play more but I've tried to help the team on and off pitch. This club will be successful under Jose Mourinho. If we can win Europa League, that will be three trophies [this season]. We're not far away from challenging again.feedback

Apr 27 2017

My focus at the minute is helping us reach the Europa League final, and to win it, and help us get to the top four. I think I've got a lot to offer, and as I keep saying, I'm looking forward to these next few games, get a few under my belt, and get to where I want to be at the end of the season and see what happens there.feedback

Apr 27 2017

I met with David Gill [United chief executive] last week and he did not give me any of the assurances I was seeking about the future squad. I then told him that I would not be signing a new contract.feedback

Apr 23 2017 - Manchester United

There's a fight for the top four and we're both in the fight. We'll be ready.feedback

Apr 23 2017 - Manchester United

It was a high getting to the semi-final in Europe but it was a blow to lose Marcos and Zlatan. The lads who have come in have given the manager something to think about. We've both scored. It's great to have options. It sets up a big game on Thursday. It's two great teams and it's massive for City.feedback

Apr 23 2017 - Manchester United

It's always great to be on the scoresheet. I've had injuries off the bench which has been frustrating but I feel strong now.feedback

Apr 01 2017

I would still like to play for England, but if I had to pick between appearing in Royal Rumble and playing for Gareth Southgate, there's only ever going to be one winner.feedback

Apr 01 2017 - Disney

I can't reveal what's going to happen, I'm sworn to secrecy. I'm definitely going to get booed though. My flight back to Manchester isn't until Tuesday too, so I'm going to spend Monday at Disney World. I can't wait.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Manchester United

I don't think anyone could deny that was a gamechanging moment for our league when Beckham came, and it was a really smart move.feedback

Mar 04 2017 - Manchester United

I don't think the referee saw him try and stamp on Zlatan's head. It's wrong and there's no place for it in football. I am sure that will get looked at and punished.feedback

Mar 04 2017

I don't think the referee saw Tyrone Mings try and stamp on Zlatan's head. I was right there. It's wrong in football. Everyone likes to go into tackles but to try and stamp on a player's head is wrong and I'm sure there'll be action after the game. I was out on the corner by that time so I didn't see that one. I'm sure if anything's happened people will have their opinion on that.feedback

Mar 04 2017 - Manchester United

In fairness, I don't think the referee saw Tyrone Mings trying to stamp on Zlatan's head. I think it's wrong in football [trying to stamp on another player]. I think everyone likes to see tackles in the game but to try to stamp on someone's head is wrong and there's no place for it. I'm sure there will be punishment.feedback

Mar 03 2017

So, since the moment he decided to stay and help the team and to fight for the team, he is an important player for us, and I think by giving you these two little – or big tales - I'm telling you all the talk about Everton makes no sense.feedback

Mar 03 2017

So he's not a player you play in the last minute, to give him a gift to be in a wining final, he's a player you trust and you are going to play, with making probably your crucial change. So, until the end of the season, 100 per cent he is with us. Next season, I would like him to be with us, but he is always a player who is always very important, but I cannot say [100 per cent he will be at United]. He is selected for tomorrow with possibilities to play – to start or to be on the bench.feedback

Jun 13 2016

I'd like to thank England fans for the great support inside the stadium against Russia and now we have a big game coming up against Wales. I'd like to ask the fans 'Please, if you don't have a ticket, don't travel, and to the fans with tickets, be safe, be sensible and continue with your great support for the players.feedback

Sep 16 2013

It is a little bit more unpredictable that it has been in the past. So, I think it is a tough group, we have a leading team from Germany, a leading team from Spain, we have to go to Donetsk to play Shakthar who are experienced in the Champions League, so I see it as a pretty tough looking group.feedback

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