Well, it was a wonderful thirteen years but it looks as though Wayne Rooney’s time as a Red Devil could be over. There are new reports coming from the BBC, suggesting that Everton have stepped up their interest in landing the 31-year-old this summer.
Then, shortly after that, The Sun backed that up by claiming that United’s club captain will complete his dream move back to Goodison Park before the end of the week.
The Old Trafford club fly out to the United States of America this Sunday, leaving just four days for the deal to be finalised. It is unclear as to whether Rooney will jet off to America if an agreement is yet to be reached at that point.
Sources from both parties are claiming that the move is on and could well happen, and whilst it would be sad to see him leave, it does feel like it is in the best interests of all involved.
Rooney hasn’t been playing anywhere near as much as he’d have liked under Jose Mourinho, Everton would be getting themselves one of their heroes and an absolute icon of the game, and United’s weekly wage bill would be freed up considerably.
It’s just a shame to see him leave whilst looking way off the pace. He deserved to be right at the top of his game during his Old Trafford exit, but obviously, last season was one to forget for United and England’s record goalscorer.