Wayne Rooney Hit A Banger In His Everton Reintroduction
Wayne Rooney is back at Everton, and it took just 34 minutes for the prodigal son to make his presence felt in a friendly against Kenyan club Gor Mahia. To use a baseball analogy, Rooney is firmly in the slow designated hitter phase of his career, but he can still hit the occasional home run when the moment arises.
— Everton (@Everton) July 13, 2017
That's a certified dinger.
It's hard to judge how good a sign this is given the level of competition, but Rooney hitting shots like this is certainly not a negative, especially given his tendency to play a deeper role in recent years. There may be life in his 31-year-old legs yet.
Romelu Lukaku has yet to score for Manchester United, so we're pretty sure we already know who won this swap.