Let’s face it, although Manchester United are clearly struggling to find their feet under Jose Mourinho at this particular stage of the season, Wayne Rooney’s long-term future at Old Trafford remains anything but secured right in the here and now.
Ronald Koeman’s Everton have subsequently been linked with plotting a rather audacious approach for the current Red Devils and England captain, prompting a potential return to Merseyside for the striker after leaving Goodison Park what seems like a lifetime ago.
Although not every Toffees fan remains convinced over the possible prospect of watching Wayne Rooney do his thing in an Everton shirt once again…
Seamus Coleman cost Everton the same as 1/5 of Rooney's weekly wage…..
— Chris Cundall (@ChrisCundall) 20 October 2016
…several high profile commenters on the situation have certainly begun to have their say…
Here's Danny Mills on the Wayne Rooney to Everton speculation… https://t.co/oax6Z7QbOK
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) 29 October 2016
Many disgruntled Manchester United supporters would seemingly love to wave goodbye to the long-term Old Trafford striker however…
Rooney has lost it, defo not the player he once was, sell him back to Everton and get a couple of mil
— Manc Baz (@bazza_p1) 20 October 2016
…especially as Rooney arguably isn’t all that effective up top these days after all…
Rooney bottling penalties completes that he's finished. Just head off to USA or get that romantic deal to Everton done, it's over
— Dan Thorpe (@dthorpew) 20 October 2016
That doesn’t mean that most Everton fans wouldn’t love to see the main man back at Goodison of course…
Wayne Rooney would walk straight into our side..
Stupid to say he wouldn't in my opinion
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) 25 October 2016
…and even if such a deal does admittedly end up setting the Toffees back from a financial perspective…
Rooney won't take the huge pay cut to come back to us…so that's that really #efc
— Eddie (@eddie_1878) 29 October 2016
…perhaps it’s only a matter of time before Wayne Rooney returns to Merseyside, in what could very well turn out to be his last high profile stint among the English top-flight!
If Koeman offers Rooney the chance to come back to Everton, it doesn't matter how much money the Chinese are offering, he'll come home!
— Lee (@Lee_EFC) 25 October 2016