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09 July 2017

Wayne Rooney gets Romelu Lukaku’s No 10 shirt at Everton but will his Manchester United one go to Belgian?

WAYNE ROONEY has replaced Romelu Lukaku as Everton’s No 10.

The England captain has been given the glamorous shirt number after completing a stunning return from Manchester United on Sunday.

Wayne Rooney has been handed the No.10 jersey by Everton
Wayne Rooney has been handed the No 10 jersey by Everton
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The jersey was previously worn by Romelu Lukaku
The jersey was previously worn by Romelu Lukaku
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Ronald Koeman’s decision to hand Rooney the jersey means that Lukaku is definitely on his way out of Goodison Park.

The Belgian striker is set to go the other way and join United in a £75million fee this week.

Lukaku has already undergone a medical in Los Angeles after snubbing old side Chelsea.

But whether he gets Rooney’s No 10 shirt at Old Trafford remains to be seen.

The jersey number has long been seen as the most important in a starting XI.

It’s traditionally given to the most important or technically-proficient player, which indicates that Rooney will be a key man for Everton next season.


Rooney rejoined his boyhood club from Man Utd on Sunday
Rooney rejoined his boyhood club from Man Utd on Sunday
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Lukaku is expected to replace Rooney at United in a £75m deal
Lukaku is expected to replace Rooney at United in a £75m deal
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The likes of Eden Hazard and Barcelona ace Lionel Messi wear the No.10 for their respective clubs.

But Lukaku could struggle to grab the jersey for himself at United, with attackers including Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Anthony Martial sure to have their eye on it.



It appears Rooney will be an important player for Everton next season
It appears Rooney will be an important player for Everton next season
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Lukaku will be hoping he takes Rooney's No.10 shirt at United
Lukaku will be hoping he takes Rooney’s No.10 shirt at United
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