But the England captain has had to settle for a bit-part role under Jose Mourinho, starting just eight Premier League games this season.
Wayne Rooney odds-on to join Chinese Super League side
The 31-year-old has been linked with big-money moves to the Chinese Super League and MLS, with a return to Everton even said to be on the cards.
But it's a transfer to the Far East that bookmakers Paddy Power are backing, with Rooney at odds of 1/4 to join any Chinese club.
A switch to MLS is at 20/1, while an emotional return to Goodison Park can be found at 14/1.
Wayne Rooney linked with Everton return
Sir Bobby Charlton presents Wayne Rooney with trophy
Sun, January 29, 2017
Sir Bobby Charlton has presented Wayne Rooney with a trophy for beating his Man Utd goalscoring record
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Wayne Rooney presented with goalscoring record trophy by Sir Bobby Charlton
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Rooney rose through the ranks at Everton, scoring 15 goals in 67 appearances before his £25million move to Old Trafford in 2004.
A Paddy Power spokesman said: “To some, it’d seem like a shock move, but it can’t be that much of a surprise that Rooney is fond of a Chinese takeaway.
“The obvious question mark is how he’d cope with being unable to speak the language, but that’s never really held him back over here.”