Rooney switches back to Merseyside as part of a deal that will see United sign striker Romelu Lukaku for up to £90m.
"I have come back to Everton because I believe Ronald Koeman is building a team that can win something and I look forward to playing my part in making that a reality for the club I have supported since a boy". "He loves Everton and he was desperate to come back". I know the road is still far, but I'm willing to go on that path and grab the opportunity that I get'.
"Here and there he sends a bit of advice to me, and it helps me improve".
His powers may be on the wane but everything is relative for a player who has had a habit of breaking records throughout his career.
United vice-chairman Ed Woodward paid a handsome valedictory tribute to Rooney.
It's no secret that Wayne Rooney's time at Manchester United was up.
Six weeks after lifting the Europa League in Stockholm, Manchester United are back in training.
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'He goes having created some of the most magical moments in some of the most successful years in the club's history.
But last season he was no longer an automatic selection under manager Jose Mourinho and also lost his place in the England squad.
Lukaku appeared to confirm reports he had already undergone his medical with United in a series of posts on his Instagram account.
The likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand all pitched in with special praise for Rooney, who won the Premier League five times, the Champions League and FA Cup both once with the club.
Rooney was a child prodigy of English football, bursting onto the scene aged 16 for Everton in 2002 and two years later was the outstanding talent for England at Euro 2004 scoring four goals in their group matches as they progressed to the quarter-finals.
"His experience, focus and determination will be missed and I wish him well for the future".
"I really feel now the club is moving in the right direction, bringing the right calibre of players in", he added.