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​Rooney not returned to Everton for easy life

Wayne Rooney does not consider Goodison Park a "retirement home" after completing his move back to Everton after 13 years with Manchester United.

"I'm excited, it's a challenge which is the right time in my career. This isn't a retirement home," the 32 year old said.

"Obviously Ronald [Koeman] has ideas and the players we're bringing in, it's on us. It's one thing saying we want to win trophies but it's on us to do it."

Rooney added: "Once I knew Ronald was interested in bringing me back to Everton it was a no-brainer, it's where I wanted to play.

"It's an exciting time, we're moving forward, we're signing the right players, we hope it can be a very good year for us.

"For us all, you want to do better than the previous year. We want to keep pushing and try to bring trophies to the club."

Ian Ferris
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