11 July 2017
Wayne Rooney’s return to Everton has dominated transfer news the past couple of days. The 31-year-old returned to his boyhood club on Sunday having spent 12 years at Old Trafford.
Rooney had become an increasingly peripheral figure at United under Jose Mourinho. He played 25 Premier League games last term – but most of those were from the bench.
Carrick, who has also been at United for over a decade, insists he was disappointed to see Rooney pack his bags.
He told United’s official website: “Obviously Wayne leaving the club is a big deal and he has been such a massive part of this club since he first set foot in it and since making his debut, an incredible debut. I am sad to see him go.
“I understand why he has gone and we all fully support him and wish him well because he has been an unbelievable servant to the club and has left a legacy that is incredible.
“We had some great times but everything comes to an end unfortunately.
“It is the end at Man United for Wayne.
“I am sure he will go on to have a successful end to his career, but he will certainly be missed by a lot of us here.”
Following Rooney’s departure, Romelu Lukaku was snapped up from the Toffees for £75m.
He’s linked up with the squad in the United States as they prepare for the new season.
United lock horns with LA Galaxy on Saturday and finish their tour with a match against Barcelona on July 26.
In between they’ll also face Real Salt Lake, Manchester City and Real Madrid.