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Wayne Rooney’s Everton shirt number revealed
The long-standing United captain looks set to complete a deal to return to Goodison Park in the coming days, 13 years after he left the Merseyside club to sign for the Red Devils.
Rooney has found it difficult to establish himself in Jose Mourinho’s side and has accepted his time at Old Trafford has come to an end, despite securing his status as United’s all-time highest scorer during the 2016-17 campaign.
Now 31, Rooney has donned the number 10 since the 2007-08 campaign, having previously worn number eight for his first three years in Manchester.
And with Lukaku looking increasingly likely to leave Everton this off-season, Rooney can retain his favoured number at his new club.
Chelsea are favourites to land the Belgium striker, who scored 25 league goals last term, though United are also considering a substantial bid as they look to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
And while Rooney has also been linked with a move to China, former Everton defender Kevin Kilbane believes a return to his boyhood club would prove a sensible one for him.