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Moyes lauds unique Rooney

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Moyes lauds unique Rooney (©GettyImages)
Moyes lauds unique Rooney (©GettyImages).

Everton boss David Moyes hailed Wayne Rooney as a rare gem on the 10th anniversary of the striker's first Premier League goal.

It remains one of the league's most famous strikes as the then 16-year-old Evertonian turned and drove the ball beyond David Seaman to end Arsenal's 30-match unbeaten run and announce himself at the highest level. Rooney scored another 16 times for the Toffees in 77 games before moving to Manchester United in August 2004 for £20million.

Reflecting on the striker's time at Goodison Park, Moyes said: "We knew what we had at the club. I got told about him as soon as I came in the door. He was everything we hoped. He was a man when he was very young. He had the ability and the talent but also a desire to play football."

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Arsenal
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