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!”
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) May 14, 2018
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.
Here is a selection of Twitter reactions from supporters after their hero took to the social media platform:
— Mike Leslie (@PtkToffee) May 14, 2018
Please our Historical Legend
stay with us ???????????? pic.twitter.com/sGlPfivVdm
— ابو مسلم #المسجد_الاقصى (@Abomusallm) May 14, 2018
We need you wazza
— روني ➓ WR (@R0000NEY) May 14, 2018
It would mean a lot if you could stay with us, Wayne.
We all know the situation, but anyway… things can change.
We love you, true Blue. Thank you too.
— Everton FC France (@EFCFrance) May 14, 2018
Thanks for your efforts and leadership on and off the field, Wayne. You mean a lot to us fans and want to see Everton at the very top. Hope you’re here for a long time to come. You are a legend and Everton needs you. NSNO????????????????????
— Adrian Hogg (@AdrianHogg) May 14, 2018
— #EVE فيصل ???? (@Everton_EPL) May 14, 2018
Hopefully your still there next season Wayne as under a proper manager #Fonseca things will be different
— Neil Martin (@maverick7578) May 14, 2018
Give it another season r kid
— Mark (@Mark53779049) May 14, 2018
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