Asked at a news conference why he accepted the challenge, ex-Manchester United and Everton striker Rooney said: “That’s football, it’s what I’ve done all my life and what I love. Until my body says I can’t do it anymore, I’ll keep doing it.
A 14th straight victory for City is a record run in a single top-flight season while Liverpool were off the mark as Wayne Roney equalised for Everton.
Rooney, England's all-time record goalscorer and former captain, was stopped by police near his home in northwest England on Friday.
The 31-year-old signed a two year contract on a free transfer bringing the curtain down on 13 trophy-laden years at Old Trafford.
More often than not, this stalwart of Manchester United has been on the bench this season. He is no longer the first choice striker and does not have the impact he had previously.
France secured a heartstopping 2-0 win over Albania that sent the hosts through as the first team to qualify to the last 16 of Euro 2016.
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