Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney joins Derby County

In a major coup for the second-tier club, Derby said the 33-year-old Rooney had signed an initial 18-month contract with the option of another year and would also work as a coach with the first team and academy.

"I'm very excited about the opportunity that Derby County have provided me with," former Manchester United and Everton striker Rooney said in a statement.

Wayne Rooney arrested in US

The former England and Manchester United captain, who now plays for Major League Soccer's DC United, was arrested on 16 December in Virginia.

A spokesman for Loudoun County Sheriff's Office confirmed Rooney was taken into custody "on a charge of public intoxication stemming from an arrest by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police".

The spokesman added: "He was later released on a personal recognizance bond."

Court documents show that Rooney, 33, was released after paying a $25 ($NZ37) fine and $91 ($NZ135) costs.

Rooney receives 2 year driving ban

Rooney apologised for his "unforgivable lack of judgement" in a statement issued after he entered his guilty plea at Stockport Magistrates' Court, near Manchester in northwest England.

The 31-year-old was arrested in the early hours of Sept. 1 while driving over the limit in the north-western county of Cheshire.

Television footage showed him arriving at court wearing a dark suit.

In addition to the two-year driving ban, Rooney was ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order.

England: Rooney right to retire

On Monday, the 31-year-old made it two in two this season and there was no little mischief in his ear-cupping reaction as he lapped up netting against Manchester City. It was his 200th goal in the top flight, the latest landmark in the incredible career of Manchester United and England's leading goalscorer.

The joy and mischief were all the more noticeable as they were qualities that fizzed from Rooney the teenage sensation, but elements that seem to have been missing entirely during the trials of recent seasons.

Rooney set for England talks

The 31-year-old striker opened the scoring in the 35th minute of Everton's 1-1 draw against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium, side-footing into the net from close range for his 200th Premier League goal after Dominic Calvert-Lewin crossed from the right wing.

Rooney was assisted by Lewin for his first league goal since rejoining Everton when he scored the winner in a 1-0 victory over Stoke City at Goodison Park, and he acknowledged that his good form has put him in contention for England's forthcoming World Cup qualifying matches against Malta and Slovakia.

Rooney keen to focus on football after competitive Everton return

Rooney played the full 90 minutes, but struggled to find space up front before dropping into a deeper role following the introduction of Sandro Ramirez in the second half.

Leighton Baines came up with a deflected winner to give Everton a slim advantage ahead of next week's second leg in the third round of qualifying and Rooney is ready to move on after his second debut at Goodison Park.

"Great day obviously, I've been looking forward to it and I'm pleased we got the win in a tough game," Rooney said to ITV. 

Mourinho I miss Rooney a lot

Rooney, 31, made his return to Everton earlier this month, ending a trophy-laden 13-season stay at Old Trafford.

United and England's all-time leading goalscorer, Rooney made just 15 Premier League starts in 2016-17.

But Mourinho is already missing the forward and said he would be tough to replace.

"I miss him a lot, I miss the guy a lot, I think he's a fantastic guy," the Portuguese tactician said, via The Telegraph.

Rooney I'm not coming to a retirement home

The former Manchester United captain has returned to Merseyside after 13 years with United and still feels he has a lot to offer at the age of 31.

Rooney revealed he had other options but a move back to Everton was the only one that interested him once manager Ronald Koeman made his interest clear.

"I always play like I have got a point to prove," Rooney said at his presentation on Monday. "I'm not coming into a retirement home. I want to play, I want to win. It is a challenge I need at this point in my career. 

Rooney thanks Manchester United

The forward secured a switch back to Goodison Park on Sunday, 13 years on from his transfer to United as an 18-year-old.

Manager Jose Mourinho and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward spoke in glowing terms about Rooney's achievements at Old Trafford, which included winning 12 major trophies and breaking Bobby Charlton's record as the club's leading goalscorer.

Rooney models Manchester United's new home kit

Rooney fell down the pecking order at Old Trafford during Jose Mourinho's first season in charge, in which he only made 15 starts in the Premier League.

The 31-year-old rejected the chance to leave the club in January but he has been heavily linked with a move before the start of next season, with former club Everton and teams from the Chinese Super League reportedly interested.

Those rumours increased when Rooney was removed from United's Facebook cover when their away strip for upcoming season was launched last month.