‘One day I’ll be able to tell my grandkids I played with Rooney’

Date published: Sunday 9th July 2017 7:35

Ander Herrera has paid a classy tribute to Wayne Rooney after the striker left Manchester United for Everton on Sunday.

The Red Devils allowed their former captain to return to Goodison Park 13 years after he left to make a name for himself at Old Trafford.

He won 16 bits of silverware during his time at United with five Premier League titles, a Champions League trophy and a Europa League triumph as the highlights.

Herrera led the tributes to the England and United legend by leaving a message to his followers on social media.

He posted: “One day I will be able to tell my grandkids I played with you. All the best and thank you @WayneRooney #FarewellToALegend”

Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard are the only other two players to tweet so far with the squad on their way to America to start their preparations for the new season.

Valencia said: “Dear @WayneRooney: you were always my friend and our captain. You were the first to welcome me I will always be thankful with you [sic]”

While Lingard added: “All the best skipper in the next chapter of your amazing career. Been an absolute pleasure and learnt so much @WayneRooney.”

There were also tributes from Gary Neville among others as the football world acknowledges his time at Old Trafford.

Neville wrote on Twitter: “All the best @WayneRooney and congratulations on a great United career . The best striker I played with and saw at the club.”

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