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Wayne Rooney reveals sadness over Howard Kendall’s death following Manchester United victory over Everton

first_img Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney ended his 11-month away goal drought at Goodison Park, but the striker wasn’t in a celebratory mood. 1 Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney ended his 11-month away goal drought at Goodison Park, but the striker wasn’t in a celebratory mood.With a perfectly timed run, the England international latched on to a pass from Ander Herrera and sent the ball into the back of the net in front of the home supporters – a strike that saw him level with Andy Cole as the Premier League’s all-time joint-second top scorer.However, Rooney opted not to celebrate with his team-mates and has suggested that, as a boyhood Everton fan, it was a show of respect following the death of Toffees icon Howard Kendall before the match.“It was very sad news,” the United captain said.“I spoke to (Everton first-team coach) Duncan (Ferguson) this morning about it. It’s a sad day for Everton.“I’m sure everyone at the club feels it, and I’d like to pass on my condolences to Howard’s family.”last_img read more

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