Wayne Rooney to rejoin Everton

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney comes off the bench to play for Everton during a testimonial match at Goodison Park in 2015

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney comes off the bench to play for Everton during a testimonial match at Goodison Park in 2015

Amid the reports about Rooney's return to Everton being "almost inevitable" though, Toffees fans have also been reacting on social media.

Reports emerged on Monday that Everton, who are making waves in the transfer market already, were looking to bring their former prodigy back to Goodison Park, although the inclusion of Rooney in these promotional photos suggests otherwise.

Goals, it seems, are being sought from parts of the pitch other than those usually frequented by Lukaku, where Rooney - who scored eight and assisted 10 for Manchester United last term - would likely play in the event the 24-year-old is sold.

He made 77 appearances for Everton before moving to United in 2004 but returning would be a major coup for new owner, Farhad Moshiri, and manager, Ronald Koeman.

With a support network like that, there's every reason to assume Rooney would thrive back at Everton, while it's very presence should ensure that even if he doesn't, it wouldn't be a big deal.

Rooney is expected to leave United this summer after 13 years at the club he joined as a teenager from Everton.

He announced himself to the football world in sensational style in October 2002 when he fired a brilliant goal against Arsenal which ended a 30-match unbeaten league run for Arsene Wenger's side.

"Wayne Rooney is reportedly ready for a "£30million war" with Manchester United. Sir Bobby Charlton held that record and Rooney nabbed his global record, now shifting it along to 53 goals in his 119 caps.

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