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.
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.
"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.