Rooney returns to Old Trafford


September 16, 2017
Everton's Wayne Rooney (right), celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the English Premier League match between Manchester City and Everton at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England.

Tomorrow, Wayne Rooney makes his first return to Old Trafford since leaving Manchester United to rejoin boyhood club Everton.

Rooney spent 13 trophy-filled years at United and is the club's record scorer with 253 goals, yet seemingly isn't held in the same regard as United's great names of the past like Bobby Charlton, Eric Cantona and Ryan Giggs.

United midfielder Jesse Lingard predicted Rooney will receive a good reception, saying: "He's a legend at the club and we will always welcome him back."

United lead on goal difference after collecting 10 points from a possible 12. Everton have scored only two goals in four games this season, Rooney grabbing both of them.

Fifteen months after leaving the England job, Roy Hodgson is back in management after taking over at Crystal Palace.

Palace fired Frank de Boer after only four league games, with the team in last place and yet to score a goal in four straight losses. Hodgson's first game in charge is at home to Southampton today.

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