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Wayne Rooney would return to Everton - Phil Jagielka

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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney wants to rejoin Everton, according to his England international teammate Phil Jagielka.

Jagielka, who has plied his trade at Goodison Park since 2007, told reporters that Rooney would gladly come back to the Toffees - but only if he felt he had plenty left to offer.

However, the centre-back admits the chances of Manchester United allowing Rooney to leave Old Trafford are slim. The Red Devils’ captain has three years left to run on his contract and remains one of Louis van Gaal’s most important players.

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“He would come back but he wouldn’t want to come back at the end when he wasn’t the player he was,” Jagielka was quoted as saying by the Telegraph. “He wouldn’t want to come back for the sake of it. He would want to come back and make a difference.

“He wouldn’t just come back just for the sake of running around and doing nothing. Wayne has high standards. He would want to come back to break records, score the most goals for Everton - that’s the type of person he is.

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“But he’s got a big future, especially doing so well for Manchester United at the moment, and I can’t see them letting him go anytime soon.”

Everton fans dislike Rooney

Rooney angered the Everton supporters by leaving his boyhood club for Manchester United in 2004, despite revealing a t-shirt which famously read ‘Once a blue, always a blue’.

The 29-year-old, who currently earns a reported £300,000-a-week at Old Trafford, is on course to become Manchester United’s all-time top scorer and could leapfrog Sir Bobby Charlton into top spot as early as next season.

Rooney scored 17 goals in 77 appearances for Everton, but everyone could see the then-teenager had the potential to become a world-class forward.

He has been a wonderful player for Manchester United over the past 11 years and Van Gaal will be desperate to keep the England skipper at Old Trafford for as long as he remains in charge.

After that, who knows…

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