Plenty has gone under the bridge since the Wayne Rooney left Everton and incredibly it's been ten years since he scored that goal for us against Arsenal. Remember "remember the name". David Moyes knew he was something special and maybe, just maybe, one day he could return.
Moyesy said: "We knew what we had at the club. I got told about him as soon as I came in the door.
"He was everything we hoped. He was a man when he was very young. He had the ability and the talent but also a desire to play football.
"Wayne could have been a goalie, he could have been a right-back, a centre-half, he could play any position because it was his love for football which I think was one of the biggest factors.
"He didn't need coaching because when he came in he could play with good players, he adapted to what he had to do.
"I think you come across these players very rarely. England have had some great players over the years but I don't think you get batches and batches of them, and Wayne is one of them."
"All he wanted to do was get the ball. There was none of this warming up and making sure you're all stretched, not with Wayne, it was a case of, 'I'm on the street and I'm going to go and kick the ball and do what I do'.
"It was a throwback to the way I felt I was brought up. Wayne was a street player and he showed that when he came out onto the training ground as a professional.
"He was a joy to have around - he was hard work at times but he was a great player."
"I think he has gone on to be the player we hoped he would be. He has been an exceptional player, at the very top, for 10 years. He has won a European Cup and titles and other cups. It's not his fault England aren't doing as well as people would like. Generally England haven't done that well for a long time.
"It has been interesting watching him develop. A lot of people said David Moyes couldn't control or handle Wayne and he'd be better going off to Sir Alex at Manchester United, but I think Sir Alex has had his problems with him as well at times."
"I would definitely welcome Wayne returning here. It's in his blood,"
"But it's probably more likely to be later on in his career. I think it might be something that he'd even welcome."
Would you welcome Wayne Rooney back at Everton?
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