Roberto Martinez's response when asked whether Wayne Rooney will return to Everton

Wayne Rooney moved to Manchester United from Everton back in 2004.

Roberto Martinez has not ruled out the possibility of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney returning to Everton at some stage in the future, on the club's official Youtube channel.

Rooney came through the ranks at Goodison Park, and he grew up supporting the Toffees.

And, with the striker starting to edge towards the edge of 30, there has been speculation regarding where he may want to finish his career. 

One of the possibilities that has been mentioned is a return to Everton, and Martinez did not rule a future move out - although any deal seems a long way off yet. 

"I don't know what testimonials we have coming up," Martinez quipped, when asked whether Rooney would return to Goodison Park. "At the moment he is the captain of Manchester United, but he came through the ranks at Everton and he represents an aspiration and a dream for any youngster that is in our academy, so you can understand that link."

Rooney spent his childhood years at Everton, and he made 77 appearances for their first-team before deciding to move to United in 2004.

The transfer caused a backlash towards him at Goodison Park, but it is still a club which he holds close to his heart. 

Rooney recently returned to Everton in a testimonial match for Duncan Ferguson, and it was clear to see how much he was enjoying his time in the shirt.

The striker will be plotting to hurt his former club this weekend, though, as he travels to Merseyside with Manchester United on Saturday. 

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