The fanatics saluted his exploits in his 13-year spell at Manchester United however his former team-mates refused to get all sentimental.
An early marvel strike by means of Antonio Valencia seemed to be sufficient however as soon as Rooney went off to a status ovation, Everton promptly collapsed as United’s confirmed their outdated ruthless streak.
Rooney has been a part of many late function fees in his time with them however as he stared on in disbelief from the dug-out, he wouldn’t have loved this one, particularly because it despatched Everton crashing to their fourth successive defeat.
In that dispiriting run they have got conceded 12 objectives and failed to attain themselves. Their loss of a leading edge is now changing into acute and the sight of Romelu Lukaku, the striker they failed to switch in the summer time, scoring United’s 3rd function will handiest building up Ronald Koeman’s frustration.
Lukaku has now scored seven in his first seven video games for United and no striker has performed that ahead of in the trendy generation.
Koeman could have been inspired by means of the grit and resilience Everton confirmed for round 80 mins however he might not be inspired by means of their late cave in in a defeat that drops them into the ground 3.
The win – United’s 3rd by means of a 4-Zero margin in 5 video games – places them stage with neighbours City with an similar objectives for and towards with City best on alphabetical order.
It used to be additionally Jose Mourinho’s first win over Koeman in six Premier League encounters.
But they unusually took an extended, very long time to construct on Valencia’s fourth minute strike.
The Ecuador world doesn’t get many objectives, particularly since shifting to proper again, however he’ll treasure this marvel strike.
Nemanja Matic discovered him lurking at the proper hand facet of the Everton penalty and with the ball sitting up properly at he lashed swerving proper foot volley previous Jordan Pickford.
United fanatics sat again in anticipation of the floodgates opening. But it didn’t occur till the ones closing seven mins.
Lukaku ignored an ideal likelihood to make it two ahead of the wreck – after a nasty mistake by means of Michael Keane – and Everton confirmed the dedication that Koeman complained they lacked in the defeats to Tottenham and Atalanta.
Rooney, enjoying as a lone striker, labored exhausting and just about introduced Everton stage in entrance of the Stretford End in the primary minute of the second one part just for David De Gea to stay out a leg.
De Gea additionally stored from Gylfi Sigurdsson as United grew an increasing number of worried over their failure to seek out the second one function.
But as soon as Rooney went off, it used to be as though Everton misplaced their talisman.
Ashley Willaims used to be at fault for the second one function. He needlessly gave the ball away and United seized their likelihood. Marouane Fellaini handed to Lukaku who arrange Henrikh Mkhitaryan and it used to be sport over.
But simply as they did in the 4-Zero wins over West ham at the opening day and at Swansea in their 2d sport, United refused to take their foot off the pedal.
They sensed there have been extra objectives for the taking as Everton misplaced middle and focus. Lukaku scored from shut vary after Jesse Lingard had flicked on Nemanja Matic’s go.
But, having ignored a penalty in the closing Premier League house sport towards Leicester, Lukaku handed up the risk so as to add a 2d from the spot after Anthony Martial have been upended by means of Morgan Schneiderlin.
He left it to Martial to transform – his 3rd function this season and they all have come after coming off the bench. Shades of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
After defeats towards Chelsea, Tottenham, Atalanta and United, the fixture listing seems to be slightly more uncomplicated for Everton now.
The bother is that if you’ll be able to’t ranking you don’t seem to be going to win video games and it places such a lot force at the defence.
As for United, it used to be a message to their neighbours that successfully spelt out: Anything you’ll be able to do, we will just do as smartly.
Man Utd (4-2-Three-1): De Gea 7; Valencia 7, Bailly 6, Jones 6, Young 7; Matic 7, Fellaini 6; Mata 7 (Herrera 75, 6), Mkhitaryan 7 (Martial 88), Rashford 6 (Lingard 61, 6); Lukaku 7.
Goal: Valencia 4, Mkhitaryan 83, Lukaku 87, Martial pen 90.
NEXT UP: Burton Carabao Cup (h) – Wednesday.
Everton (Five-4-1): Pickford 6; Martina 6, Keane Five, Williams Five, Jagielka 6, Baines 6; Davies 6 (Sandro 61, Five), Gueye 6 (Calvert-Lewin Five), Schneiderlin Five, Sigurdsson Five; Rooney eight (Mirallas 82, Five).
NEXT UP: Sunderland – Carabao Cup (h) – Wednesday.
Referee: A Marriner (W Midlands).