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Man Utd star Rooney: Everton will always be special to me

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney says Everton will always be special to him.

Rooney left Everton for United in 2004.

He told talkSPORT: "It was a difficult decision to make, leaving Everton. I think Man United were the only team I would have left Everton for.

"Being so young it was a really difficult decision to make and I thought if I don't do it now I might never get that chance again.

"Everton have moved on, I've moved on. I look for Everton's results after every game and of course I want them to do well.

"My son's got all the Everton kits, you don't just not like a team because you've fallen out or left the club. Everton will always be in my heart.

"They bought me into football and progressed me as player as well I thank them for that."

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