Sunday, 26 April 2015

Phil Jagielka says Wayne Rooney would consider leaving Manchester United to rejoin Everton


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  • Phil Jagielka says Wayne Rooney would rejoin Everton
  • Rooney left Everton for Manchester United in 2004 for £25million
  • Jagielka says he still talks to Rooney and he is an 'Evertonian'
  • The 29-year-old Rooney is captain at Manchester United 
Everton captain Phil Jagielka has claimed that Wayne Rooney would relish the opportunity to make a Goodison Park return.

Rooney left Everton to join Manchester United in a £25million deal in 2004 as a teenager and has made over 100 international appearances for England.
At 29 years of age, the striker still has plenty to offer the Premier League, and Jagielka believes Rooney would be interested in making a return to Merseyside.
Rooney has been at Manchester United for over a decade since a £25million move from Everton
Rooney has been at Manchester United for over 
a decade since a £25million move from Everton
The Manchester United captain has gone on to make over 100 international appearances for England
The Manchester United captain has gone on to make
 over 100 international appearances for England
Jagielka told The Telegraph: 'He would come back but he wouldn’t want to come back at the end when he wasn’t the player he was.

'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.

'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.'

Rooney in training for Manchester United at their Carrington base on Friday ahead of the Everton game
Rooney in training for Manchester United at their
 Carrington base on Friday ahead of the Everton game

Rooney prepares for a trip back to Goodison Park with Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday
Rooney prepares for a trip back to Goodison Park with 
Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday
Rooney burst onto the scene as a teenager at Everton with a wonder-strike against Arsenal
Rooney burst onto the scene as a teenager at 
Everton with a wonder-strike against Arsenal
Rooney with a shirt that said 'Once a blue always a blue' after scoring a goal for Everton
Rooney with a shirt that said 'Once a blue 
always a blue' after scoring a goal for Everton
Rooney and Jagielka in action together for England in an international friendly against Italy in Turin
Rooney and Jagielka in action together for England 
in an international friendly against Italy in Turin
Jagielka and Rooney have played together at international level, and the 32-year-old defender said the Manchester United striker still has a soft spot for Everton.

Rooney will be back at Goodison Park on Sunday when Manchester United visit for a Premier League clash.

Jagielka said: 'I speak to him all the time and he’s always keen to know how we have got on, he’s still a big Evertonian.

'Obviously he’s got an affiliation with Manchester United, he’s been there a long time, he’s the captain now, but he still loves this club.'
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