Former Manchester United and Everton striker Wayne Rooney has agreed on a 3.5 year deal with MLS side, DC United after spending 16 years in England’s top flight league.

He re-joined his childhood club, Everton on a free transfer from Manchester United last season, scoring 11 goals in 40 appearances.

The former England captain’s move to DC United will formally go through on Tuesday, July 10.

And after sealing his switch, Rooney took time out to thank the Toffees fans on Twitter.

He tweeted: “Excited to be starting the next chapter of my career but just want to thank all the Everton fans for their amazing support last season.

“It meant a lot.”

Everton posted a statement on their official website to place on record their gratefulness to Rooney, “From everyone at Everton, we thank Wayne for his service to the Club and wish him every success in the next three-and-a-half years with DC United.”

Wayne Rooney is one of premier League’s most decorated player winning the league 5 times, he has also won the champions league, FA cup, League cup and is Manchester united (253 goals) and England’s (53 goals) all-time top scorer.