Everton youngster Kieran Dowell has championed the decision to bring Wayne Rooney back to the football club and revealed the veteran is already helping to spur him (and the other homegrown stars) on. Rooney rejoined his boyhood club after a 13-year stint at Manchester United after being gradually phased out of the starting XI by Jose Mourinho. The 31-year-old has already turned out of the Toffees in pre-season and scored in his first game back. One man that has also been featuring for Everton is 19-year-old Dowell, who says that Rooney is helping to bring the best out of him. After putting in an eye-catching performance against FC Twente, he said as quoted by the club's official site: "He’s
Few things are more frustrating to an athlete than a serious lower body injury. When you injure something like a knee or a hamstring, you immediately lose all the speed, power, and mobility that you work so hard to build as an athlete. It’s like a part of who you are has been forcibly taken from you. Knee injuries do not get any worse than the one suffered by Yannick Bolasie last season. Injured on December 4, 2016, his estimated recovery date is at this point Christmas of 2017. Athletes have notoriously short careers, so to have an entire year taken from you can be devastating. Bolasie, however, has remained upbeat and is in fact very excited going into this season. With all the new purchases
Everton cruised to a 3-0 win against FC Twente in Holland with goals from Kevin Mirallas, Aaron Lennon and Kieran Dowell.