Signed from Everton in 2004, Wayne Rooney was an instant hit at Manchester United, scoring over 250 goals and eventually being crowned as the club's all-time top goalscorer. He was similarly influential for England, finding his way into the record books for them as the Three Lions' all-time top goalscorer. With such an eye for goal, it made him a difficult man to face for the most-part of his playing days, but it also showed his age when his record for scoring began to slow.
Despite attempting to get back to his usually prolific ways and even being made to drop deeper into midfield with a view to playing as a potentially more dangerous attacking midfielder, Rooney returned to Everton in 2017. It looked like it would be the place where he would see out his career - especially with such significant ties to Goodison Park since childhood - but after scoring ten goals in his returning term at Everton, he decided to move to the MLS the following summer.
The move appeared to come out of nowhere and there were a lot of critics who saw it as being a way of winding down his career, especially with the current reputation in the MLS for being controversially seen as a retirement home for former greats. Although he faced some criticism for supposedly 'giving up' in leaving the Premier League, his determination has shone through in attempting to improve the fortunes of lowly DC United.