Injuries, coupled with bad form, saw him fall down the pecking order and that has left the forward frustrated.
Rooney still has two years left to run on his current contract but reports suggest he has already told team-mates he’ll be leaving at the end of the season.
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And The Sun claim Rooney is ready to return to the side he left as an 18-year-old.
But one stumbling block in a proposed switch to Goodison Park sees United having to fork out a £20m severance package to cover the remaining two years on his contract.
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Rooney currently pockets £250,000 a week at United but would reportedly accept £120,000 a week at Everton that would still make him the club’s highest earner.
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And with the 31-year-old set to depart Old Trafford, Mourinho has designs of his own on Lukaku.