Roberto Martinez's side were up against Crystal Palace and were ultimately left frustrated at Goodison, with a 1-1 draw the only reward for a level of dominance that certainly deserved more.
But, despite plenty of intricate Everton build-up play, some profligacy with the ball in the final third - and some bad luck with Romelu Lukaku hitting the woodwork twice - left the home crowd ruing two missed points.
The obvious joke on Twitter, though, was that Rooney was still witnessing football far more exciting than he's been used to at Manchester United in recent weeks.
The Toffees missed the chance to enter the top six by failing to beat Crystal Palace on Monday night.
But there was always a risk of getting caught on the break by the Eagles and the home crowd will have been pleased with the level of control Everton exerted.
Lukaku, meanwhile, showed the type of form Manchester United and former Everton man Rooney once did...