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Wayne Rooney to decide on Manchester United future in ‘next few weeks’ and says Everton the ONLY Premier League club he could join

Wayne Rooney has ruled out joining any Premier League club but Everton as he weighs up whether to leave Manchester United. Speaking following United’s Europa League final triumph, the 31-year-old revealed he plans to make a decision on his future in the next fortnight.

Rooney has become a peripheral figure at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho this season and was only a substitute in Wednesday night’s 2-0 win over Ajax.

He claims to have plenty of offers on the table from clubs at home and abroad but says Everton – his boyhood side – are the only Premier League team he will consider signing for if he does move on. “I’ve got decisions to make now over the next few weeks, have a word with my family, and then I’ll decide,” he said.

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“I think, of course you want to play, you want to be on the pitch, of course. I think a younger me would have been a lot more frustrated. “I think I understand what’s right and what’s needed for the club, and I respect that.

“Obviously I’m happy to be part of that and in some way help the club win trophies, and that’s the way it’s been over the last 18 months, last year, and that’s a decision I have to make now, whether I want to continue doing that or go on and play more regular football.

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“There’s lots of offers on the table, both in England and abroad and really that’s what I have to decide on. “I’ve played for two Premier League clubs and they’re the only two Premier League clubs I’ll play for. “I think I just have to make a decision in terms of a football decision, and that’s what I’ll do, I’ll do that in the next few weeks with my family while I’m away and, honestly, as soon as I know what’s going on, then I’m sure you will.”

Rooney – United’s record goalscorer – has remained a model professional despite his reduced role at the club. “First of all I’ve always been a team player,” he said. “This year, I’ve never once sulked, let my head drop, I’ve understood what was best for the team, I’ve tried to help when the manager’s played me.”

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His lack of action at United has cost him his place in the England squad, but he still believes has plenty to offer. “You know, if you’re asking me if I’m a better player now than I was ten years ago, then obviously I’m not but I still feel I’ve got other qualities that can help the team,” he added.

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