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Everton striker Wayne Rooney happy he turned down China move

Everton striker Wayne Rooney is happy to be proving himself again after leaving Manchester United over the summer.

Rooney knows the easy option for him last summer when he left United would have been to accept the jaw-dropping £32million-a-year offer from the Chinese Super League.

"That's not me, I need those goals, I need that pressure," said Rooney, who scored a record 253 goals for United during his 13 years at Old Trafford.

“That desire to play would have been lost if I'd chosen that other option.

“I knew that coming back to Everton was more pressure - that's what I wanted. I wanted to prove myself again to the Everton fans and to try to help this club move forward and win silverware.

“I think it was the perfect fit for me and hopefully in the next two or three years we can do that."

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