OFFICIAL - Wayne Rooney retires from football

Manchester United legend and top scorer Wayne Rooney has announced his retirement from football.

The former Everton boy made his way into United as a teenager and broke into the big scenes early on. From there on, there was no looking back. He went on to become England’s and United’s all time top scorer, a legendary striker with big game goals in the process.

Rooney remains the only player in the business who has 200+ goals and 100+ assists in the Premier League, a record unlikely to be matched. Moving on, he went to MLS and came back as a player-manager to Derby County.

He has now announced his retirement from playing days and is a full time boss at Derby. His former colleague and current United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has congratulated the legend on his career and welcomed him into full time management.

“Great news for Wayne and I really wish him all the best,” Ole told club media.

“I think he’s got everything going for him to be a good manager. He’s had a very good career, he’s got a very good personality and he wants to have success.

“He’s played under some top managers and I’m sure he’s over the moon at the moment, so congratulations to him.”

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