Rooney’s se­cret is out

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

WAYNE Rooney no longer has to hide his night- time se­cret.

Al­though the striker left Ever­ton in 2004 in pur­suit of glory with Manchester United, the af­fec­tion for his boy­hood club never truly di­min­ished — even while win­ning ev­ery ma­jor hon­our in European soc­cer with United and be­com­ing the all- time lead­ing scorer for English soc­cer’s big­gest club.

A re­union with Ever­ton was mooted for years and it fi­nally came on Sun­day. The 31- year- old Rooney com­pleted an emo­tional re­turn by sign­ing a two- year con­tract at Good­i­son Park.

“I’ve kept it quiet for the last 13 years,” Rooney said, “but I’ve ac­tu­ally been wear­ing Ever­ton py­ja­mas at home with my kids. I had to keep that a bit quiet.”

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