The Manchester United star was back in blue for the Toffees match against Villarreal on Sunday.
Though it may take any club in the world many millions of pounds to pay for the England and United captain to appear in their kit, the reality is that Rooney would always be prepared to don the strip of the side he worshipped, and played for for much of his life, the only other club he has played for aside from the Red Devils.
The real point of interest would be what kind of reception Rooney would get from the Goodison Park faithful, after last wearing the famous Toffees blue over eleven years ago.
Everton fans were critical of the England international for leaving so early in his career, having barely given any time to helping the club try and climb the league. Their relationship was further eroded on several heated United visits to Goodison.
But things have improved as Rooney has grown older, and he has posted pictures of his son Kai in an Everton shirt in recent years.
So the 29-year-old will have been delighted to get such a positive reception when he took to the pitch with 15 minutes remaining, wearing the number 18 shirt he wore when he first broke into the Toffees side.
And Ferguson himself joined his former teammate up front for the last few minutes, as Everton ended up losing 2-1 to the La Liga side, with Ty Browning scoring the only goal for the home side.
Below are a selection of images from the match: