Rooney grew up a Blue and lived out his dream by becoming a Goodison Park hero following his breakthrough into the first team as a 16-year-old.
The teenager’s impressive performances for the Toffees, which saw him score 17 goals in 77 appearances, resulted in Manchester United paying £27million for the then 18-year-old.
Rooney spent 13 years at Old Trafford and went on to become Manchester United’s record goalscorer, not to mention collecting five Premier League titles, the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup in the process.
He may be United and England’s record goalscorer but Rooney found it increasingly difficult to secure game time under José Mourinho, making just 25 starts in all competitions last season.
So when his boyhood club came calling this summer, Rooney was “left with a no-brainer” as he agreed a return to Everton on a free transfer.
And you can watch Rooney’s first press conference back as a Blue in full above.