Thank You Wayne.

At times we focus in on the now & forget about the grand scheme of things and this is evident with Wayne Rooney, we saw the decline, the alleged transfer requests but bigger picture, he is a Manchester United legend.

Debuting at 16 for Everton, scoring that goal against Arsenal, then moving to Manchester United at 18 where he accomplished so much and won everything.

A legend. An Icon. Think all of the superlatives you can think of and then some. Watching Wayne Rooney in his prime was an absolute privilege, arguably the best English footballer of his generation and one of the best Englishmen to ever play the beautiful game.

At 18 years Wayne Rooney took Man Utd and the world by storm, scoring a hattrick on his debut and from there the rest was history. Wayne gave Man Utd and the fans 13 years of blood, sweat, tears and trophies.

Wayne Rooney’s Man Utd debut

Wayne Rooney is Man Utd’s AND England’s top goalscorer of all time and has won everything for Man Utd. 5 Premier League titles. 3 League Cups. 1 FA Cup. 1 Champions League. 1 Europa League. 1 Club World Cup.

Wayne Rooney and Sir Bobby Charlton, the man who’s record Rooney broke for club and country.

So much could be said about Wayne Rooney, positive and negative but above it all Wayne was amazing and an absolute joy to watch.

Here are some of my favorite Wayne Rooney goals:

The technique alone
Rooney was so audacious and this is an example
He was 19 years old, upset with the referee about to get subbed off and here you go.
Icon. Legend. Big game moment. If Rooney gets a statue, it’ll probably be of this.
Typical Wayne.
This goal summed up Wayne Rooney in his latter years, frustrating but was there when needed

Wayne Rooney is also a twitter legend, here are some of his best tweets:

Wayne Rooney’s move back to Everton is a romantic end to the past few years. It has been tough for Wayne, he is not the player he once was but he still commands respect and love.

Everton fans are ecstatic and it will be a positive for the club to see their own come back and with a host of new signings there’s a feeling of optimism in the blue half of Mereyside. Ronald Koeman will surely be looking to Wayne Rooney’s experience for guidance for his squad.

This is to Wayne Mark Rooney, one of football and Man Utd’s greats, thank you.

Wayne Rooney’s last match for Man Utd, leaving as a Champion.

As Rooney put it so eloquently: