â€˜Wayne Rooney is Englandâ€™s best player for over a decadeâ€™: Ahead of Wayne Rooneyâ€™s testimonial to celebrate a career of playing for Everton and Manchester United Wayne Rooney has confirmed to the press he wonâ€™t play for any other club in England apart from Man U and Everton while new Man U coach Jose Mourinho has praised Rooney as Englandâ€™s best player for over a decade.
Talking about a game he hopes will launch a year-long initiative to raise Â£5million for childrenâ€™s charities, Rooney said: â€˜For me there could not be a more special testimonial match.
â€˜Manchester United and Everton are the only clubs I have played for as a professional footballer. I am happy to say now that, whatever may happen in the future, I will never play for another Premier League club.â€™ he said to ManUtd.comn
â€˜I owe United and Everton everything for giving me my footballing opportunities. Through the Wayne Rooney Foundation I want to put something back, and say a heartfelt thanks to everyone at these great clubs who helped me in my career.
â€˜Everton and United, along with my family, gave me the support and opportunity to help me achieve my goals and dreams.â€™
Jose Mourinho said â€˜Wayne is and has been Englandâ€™s best player for over a decade and this game will be a fitting tribute to everything he has achieved.
â€™m looking forward to what will be a very special night for us both. Iâ€™m sure the fans will make this a memorable occasion and help Wayne to raise a lot of money to help support vulnerable children.â€™