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Wayne Rooney has been offered a job after he retires from football

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Wayne Rooney's career has come full circle after he left Manchester United to rejoin Everton.

After 13 years apart, the former England captain has been reunited with his boyhood club.

What an incredible career he had at Old Trafford - with five Premier League winners' medals, he's heading back to Goodison Park as a proper legend of the game.

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The Toffees' decision to take him on has been met with some scrutiny.

Anyone who watched the 31-year-old last season will have barely recognised him as the player who once lit up English football.

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Ronald Koeman is probably taking him on partly for the experience he can bring to the dressing room, and maybe a little for the shirt sales.

The Red Devils only finished one place above Everton last season, so it might frustrate some fans that Koeman has deemed Rooney good enough when he could no longer make United's team.

When Jose Mourinho arrived, he made it clear he would try to accommodate the club skipper in his formation, but there was ultimately no place for him.

Off the pitch, though, he'll always be welcome at the Theatre of Dreams.

Rooney could come back 

Even if we've all seen him in an Everton shirt before, it's still hard to get your head round the fact he won't be at United anymore.

However, that could well change when he eventually leaves Merseyside for good. As per the Mirror, United plan to offer their all-time record goalscorer - who netted 253 times for the club - an ambassadorial role when he retires.

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The agreement was originally reached in 2014 when he signed his last deal and as he's now been released from that contract, the board are no longer obliged to take him on.

Such is their level of admiration for him that they will come good on their promise anyway.

It means that as soon as he hangs up his boots, he'll have a job promoting United's brand around the world.

He's already burnt some bridges 

Rooney might want to think a little more carefully about the comments he makes in future, as his most recent interview didn't go down well with the fans.

“There are standards that you have to keep when you are at Manchester United," he said, via the Irish Independent - completely overlooking his own decline in recent years.

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“Over the last few years, it was down to me and Michael Carrick to keep the new players maintaining those ­standards.

“That became more difficult over the last few years, with some of the ­players who joined the club.

"There are ­traditions at United that have to be maintained. It’s become harder, but that’s not my problem anymore."

Where does Rooney rank among United's great players? Have your say in the comments. 

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