I thought this day would never come or at least it would be different. I thought I’d see you leave United just when you retire, but you’re leaving us early. Who would have thought that this explosive-tempered young boy would become the captain, the all time leading goal scorer in club history and won all there is to win at a football team? And you did, Rooney. But most importantly, you did with passion, put your heart and soul, respect and honored the colors and history of the club.
In over a decade you’ve made a generation of fans fall in love with you and with United, I’m on that list, and will be very strange not to see you in the red jersey anymore. Many players came and went, but you were always there working hard and in silent. You didn’t need fame or beautiful goals (but you scored incredible goals) or nothing that others football players do to get into the history of Manchester United. Many tried, few succeeded and you were one of them, Rooney. And you know what, no one can get you out of the history. They can talk about your mistakes or bad days, but nothing will erase your history in United.
So maybe thanks is not strong enough to say for everything you did, but I’ll say anyway. Thank you, Wayne Rooney. And in the future when someone ask me about the greatest number 10 in the history of Manchester United I’ll tell them about the White Pele. Years will pass but memory of your achievements will never fade. It’s been one hell of a ride. It’s been a pleasure see you playing at Old Trafford.
Now it’s time for you to return to your boyhood club and I wish you all the happiness and success in your new chapter in your successful career. Once blue always red.
All the best, Captain. #FarewellToALegend