The 23-man squad were joined by David Beckham on the Virgin flight, with all dressed immaculately in designer grey suits.
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Wayne Rooney has returned to Everton after 13 years at Manchester United.
Germany defender Antonio Rudiger has joined Chelsea from Roma on a five-year contract.
Wayne Rooney has returned to Everton after a record-breaking career at Manchester United.