Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney could be set to make a sensational switch back to former club Everton, if this morning’s national newspapers are to be believed.
The Sun say Rooney, who has seen his chances at Old Trafford diminish in the last few months, could be about to go back to the club he supported as a boy, a move which would be another real sign of intent from Ronald Koeman’s side.
Rooney joined the Everton academy aged just 9, and made his professional debut for the club in 2002, aged only 16.
A year later in February 2003 still at the tender age of 17, Rooney made his first senior international appearance for England and is still to this day the youngest ever goal scorer for the nation.
After two years with the Toffees, Rooney was signed by giants Manchester United for £25.6 million in the summer transfer window of 2004.
The signing of Rooney has seen United win five Premier League tittles, one UEFA Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup once, the FA Shield four times, the Football League Cup twice, the FA Cup once and the UEFA Europa League once.
However, recent talks and speculations in the media suggest that Rooney could be making a return to the Toffees after a long spell out of United’s as well as England’s first teams.
At the age of 31, Rooney’s youthful footballing days are well behind him leading to mixed opinions on his ability to perform at the level United and their fans are expecting.
Since the appointed of Portuguese manager José Mourinho, Rooney has lost his place in the squad and was side-lined for the majority of the season making mostly substitute appearances.
Mourinho had this to say on theUnited star: “Dropping Wayne has been hard but I will never sell Man United striker.”
However, recent reports suggest that Rooney wants to play rather than sit on the bench which could lead to the departure of the striker from the club that he has spent 13 years.
The Sun this morning said the Goodison Park club will land the striker for free but continue paying him his current £250,000-a-week wages.
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