It Looks Like Wayne Rooney Is Finally Leaving Manchester United

And it could happen this week

Every summer since time began, Wayne Rooney's Manchester United future has been the subject of speculation – but this time it could be legit.

According to football writer Neil Custis, who broke the news on Twitter, Rooney has been withdrawn from the United squad that's heading stateside this weekend for a pre-season tour.

Off the back of another underwhelming season at Old Trafford, Rooney is apparently looking to return to Everton to finish off his career where it started, and the deal could be secured by the end of the week.

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Apparently there are no offers from the MLS, and the English striker has refused a payday in China.

There are also rumours that Rooney's arrival wouldn't put a stop to Everton's interest in Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, who's set to receive even less minutes on the pitch following Alexandre Lacazette's imminent arrival from Lyon.

It's a fairytale return from a player who alienated a fair few Toffee fans by switching to United in 2004 for £25 million.

Let's remember why they splashed out that kind of cash in the first place, shall we?