Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney has revealed he will never play for another Premier League club.
The 30-year-old still has three years to run on the five-and-a-half year contract he signed in February 2014 and he fully intends to see that deal out and when he does leave he will not move to one of United’s domestic rivals.
Rooney, who moved from Everton in 20014 for £25.6million, has been rewarded for his 12 seasons at Old Trafford with a testimonial against Everton at Old Trafford on August 3. And he will give all the proceeds to the Wayne Rooney Foundation in a bid to raise £5million for disadvantaged children.
“For me there could not be a more special testimonial match. Manchester United and Everton are the only clubs I have played for as a professional footballer,” Rooney told the Manchester Evening News.
“I am happy to say now that, whatever may happen in the future, I will never play for another Premier League club.
“I owe United and Everton everything for giving me my footballing opportunities.
“Through the Wayne Rooney Foundation I want to put something back and, at the same time, say a heartfelt thanks to everyone at these great clubs who ever helped me in my career.
“Everton and United, along with my family, gave me the support and opportunity to help me achieve my goals and dreams.
“Having a young family of my own makes me realise it’s vital that every child gets the opportunity to grow up surrounded by love and support to give them a chance of fulfilling their potential.”