Published: Fri, July 14, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

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Kenya: Wayne Rooney Starts for Everton Against Gor Mahia

Manchester United have named midfielder Michael Carrick as club captain after he replaced Wayne Rooney, who joined Everton last week after 13 years with Red Devils.

Rooney replied: "Being here, it has been a new experience for me and I hope the vice-president will now be able to support Everton".

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Upon touching down at the Julius Nyerere International Airport, Everton were accorded a rousing welcome as business came to a stand still with English legend Rooney adding to the star-studded visit of the nine-time English league winners. That is not to mention to past managerial links with David Moyes.

The 31-year-old written himself into club history since his move from Everton way back in 2004, Carrick has spent his entire career at Old Trafford playing alongside the striker and he stated his sadness at Rooney moving on from the club.

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Everton boss Ronald Koeman has told reporters in Tanzania that he expects one or two more new signings this summer. However, Antonio Conte's side have managed to recruit German defender Antonio Rudiger from Roma for an initial £29 million, potentially rising to £33.3 million.

Carrick has been a part of five Premier League titles, an FA Cup victory and a Champions League title.

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Some of the players also visited a local primary school, a hospital and then met with the Albino football team at the Uhuru Stadium where they were treated to some traditional Tanzanian dance displays.

Speaking in an interview, United and England's record goalscorer said: "It was around November I knew [I'd be leaving]".

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If China were to release him, Jared Genser, a lawyer representing Liu internationally, said he was ready to evacuate him. Liu's health given that he is in a heavily guarded hospital and his wife, who is with him and also not free.

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