Top scorer in history Reds recall the Senegal interception midfielder for the former club.
Rooney returned to Everton
Wayne Rooney started his career at Everton before moving to United in 2004. At Old Trafford, the striker won 16 major titles including 5 Premier League and 1 Champions League.
Rooney returned to Everton on a free transfer in the summer of 2017. The former England international is no longer trusted by Jose Mourinho at MU. Rooney stayed a full season before coming to the United States to conquer new challenges at DC United.
Before leaving, Rooney was alongside Idrissa Gueye at Everton. Currently, the Senegal international is a Paris Saint-Germain player.
Recommended talent for MU
Rooney revealed that he was quickly convinced by Gueye’s talent and believed he could afford to join MU. However, he was unable to advise the former club to make the deal.
Rooney wrote in his column for The Times: “Everyone talks about Gueye’s processing power and energy. But what surprised me was the quality of his passes. It’s a player who is always looking to deploy forward and bring it to your feet. ”
“After a month of playing with Gueye, I talked to people at Manchester United that he was good enough for them. I was not shocked when Paris Saint-Germain signed him. ”
Rooney also commented on another former Everton star, Marouane Fellaini – who left Goodison Park to join MU in 2013. The Belgian international is often criticized for his inappropriate Red Devils style.
Rooney added on about Fellaini: “It was a real man. Unintentional, Fellaini always takes advantage of his knees or elbows. He can score, always threaten but never gets the appreciation he deserves. “
“Fellaini is a good person and when playing for Manchester United, it was hard for him. I admire the personality he shows to overcome that. ”