Rooney has left Everton to join DC United this summer.
Joleon Lescott and Kevin Kilbane both played under David Moyes at West Ham.
The Everton midfielder has been deployed in a more advanced role under the former England manager and is enjoying a purple patch.
Everton boast a number of young talents coming through the ranks.
The Aston Villa man has been backed to become an Ireland regular.
West Ham United won at the Kirklees Stadium on Saturday.
Sam Allardyce is reportedly set to be appointed Everton manager.
The West Ham United goalkeeper endured another difficult afternoon in the defeat to Watford.
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Everton-owned Aiden McGeady has starred for Preston this season.