Rooney, 31, has officially been United's captain since August when former boss Louis Van Gaal decided to hand him the armband. But he looks destined to leave after 13 years at Old Trafford with Everton lining him up as a potential replacement for Romelu Lukaku. The England international played a bit-part role under Jose Mourinho last season and admitted after the Europa League final win against Ajax that he would take some time before considering his next move. But it appears as if a return to his boyhood club is on the cards with reports claiming he will seal a move to Goodison Park by the end of this week. It is said Carrick, who has been at Manchester United since after joining the club from Tottenham, will be named their new captain. The report adds Rooney visited a gym in Liverpool yesterday to spark even more rumours of an imminent transfer to Everton.
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By Mark Ogden. Although United are confident that negotiations with the player and his advisers will pass smoothly, securing last season's goal top scorer to a long-term deal is regarded as crucial by manager Sir Alex Ferguson and the club's owners, the Glazer family. Rooney's disappointing performances at the World Cup have done little to dent his reputation as one of Europe's leading players and Ferguson expects him to rediscover his best form at Old Trafford. Ferguson said: "I don't expect a hangover, but I think there'll still be disappointment in the lad.