Dunne backs Rooney to shine if he rejoined Everton

Wayne Rooney’s future at Manchester United has been a hot topic throughout the season and more fuel was recently added to the fire via comments from Everton boss Ronald Koeman, who opened the door for a sensational return to Goodison Park.

Those comments have sparked plenty of debate as to whether Rooney would consider a return to his boyhood club and whether he would be a good fit back on Merseyside- with former Toffees defender Richard Dunne the latest to share his views.

Whilst others have questioned the motives behind the transfer, Dunne told TalkSport that Rooney could shine for a number of years yet and pointed at Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic as evidence to back-up his claim.

“It would be a great signing. There is a lot left in Wayne Rooney. He has obviously not had a run of games this year but in terms of fitness and ability that is not really in question. He just has to look at Ibrahimovic and see how strong and how good he is at his age, 35. Rooney is only 31.”

“It would be a great signing for Everton, if they can get him, but I’m sure there will be a long list of clubs who think Rooney can improve their side.”

Tied down until 2019, Rooney could be offloaded this summer as opportunities at Manchester United are becoming limited and he was a top-target for Chinese clubs during the first couple of months at 2017- and they could revive their interest in him this summer.