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Mourinho reveals why he sold Wayne Rooney to Everton

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Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has revealed that Wayne Rooney asked to leave the club.

On Sunday, Rooney’s return to Everton was confirmed  on a two-year deal.

Mourinho admits he felt the need to grant the 31-year-old’s request to move back to his boyhood club, after a 13-year stint at Old Trafford.

 “It is no secret that I have long been an admirer of Wayne; he has been a model professional throughout his time at the club and will remain in the history books for many years to come,” Mourinho said in a statement posted on United’s official website.

“It is never easy to see a great player playing less football than he would like and I could not stand in his way when he asked to go back to Everton.

“His experience, focus and determination will be missed and I wish him well for the future.”

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