Everton fans do not want Wayne Rooney to leave the club if reactions to the Toffees forward’s Twitter verdict are anything to go by.

The 32-year-old took to the social media platform to thank supporters for their support throughout the 2017/18 campaign amidst speculation that the hitman will join MLS side DC United in the summer.

Rooney wrote: “Big thank you to all the Everton fans for your amazing support this season. Me and the lads appreciate it, it means a lot!”

Manchester United’s all-time record goalscorer only returned to his boyhood club last summer on a two-year deal but following his substitution in the Merseyside derby – a decision that visibly riled the player – it looked as though his days at Goodison Park were numbered.

According to a report, Everton invited Rooney’s representatives to hold crisis talks in a bid to stave off a negative backlash from supporters about a potential transfer of the 11 goals in 40 games player who has been mainly used as a defensive midfielder this season.

But judging by reactions from Blues fans, they’re desperate to see the 32-year-old stay on at the club beyond the summer and are hopeful that under new management things will be different.

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Here is a selection of Twitter reactions from supporters after their hero took to the social media platform:

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