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WATCH: Alexander Lacazette scores on Arsenal debut, Wayne Rooney bags screamer for Everton

WATCH: Alexander Lacazette scores on Arsenal debut, Wayne Rooney bags screamer for Everton

Both Rooney and Lacazette scored on their debuts for Arsenal and Everton, respectively.

Michael Carrick replaces Wayne Rooney as new Manchester United captain

Michael Carrick replaces Wayne Rooney as new Manchester United captain

Former England skipper Rooney`s return to his boyhood team Everton left the armband vacant, with 35-year-old Carrick, whose testimonial was held at Old Trafford last month, taking over.

Wayne Rooney keen to revive England career after Everton switch

Wayne Rooney keen to revive England career after Everton switch

Former captain Rooney is England`s top scorer with 53 goals but last played for the Lions in the World Cup qualifier against Scotland in November with Southgate omitting him in favour of in-form strikers.

Wayne Rooney to play as striker for Everton, says Ronald Koeman

Wayne Rooney to play as striker for Everton, says Ronald Koeman

Koeman immediately made it clear that he expected Rooney to provide an offensive threat, ending suggestions that he might play in midfield.

Everton re-sign Wayne Rooney after 13 years at Manchester United

Everton re-sign Wayne Rooney after 13 years at Manchester United

Rooney exploded on to the Premier League scene when he netted a stunning winner for Everton against Arsenal aged 16 and he moved to United two years later for a fee reported to be 25 million pounds.

Wayne Rooney ready to leave Old Trafford after 13 years, arrives at Everton for transfer talks

Wayne Rooney ready to leave Old Trafford after 13 years, arrives at Everton for transfer talks

He has played more than 550 games for United, scoring 253 goals to become their all-time leading scorer.

Wayne Rooney's Manchester United future should be settled over weekend

Wayne Rooney's Manchester United future should be settled over weekend

The terms of his move back to Everton, the club he where began his career, are being negotiated.

Deadly Romelu Lukaku poised to ignite Manchester United challenge

Deadly Romelu Lukaku poised to ignite Manchester United challenge

Last season Lukaku became only the fourth player to score 80 or more Premier League goals before the age of 24, all for West Bromwich Albion and Everton, neither of whom have possessed the creative resources of the league`s bigger teams.

Sunil Chhetri leaves Wayne Rooney behind by scoring his 54th international goal

Sunil Chhetri leaves Wayne Rooney behind by scoring his 54th international goal

Only Portugal star striker Cristiano Ronaldo, Argentina`s Lionel Messi and Clint Dempsey of United States stand ahead of the 32-year-old Indian.

Wayne Rooney, Diego Costa in focus as China transfer window opens

Wayne Rooney, Diego Costa in focus as China transfer window opens

Brazilian international Oscar moved to Shanghai SIPG for 60 million euros ($67 million) as Chinese clubs splashed an unprecedented 388 million euros the January-February window.

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane ready to succeed Wayne Rooney as England's new captain

England manager Gareth Southgate has eased Manchester United forward Rooney, 31, out of the picture and says he will decide who captains his side on a match-by-match basis.

I'm weeks away from revealing where I will play next season, says Wayne Rooney

I'm weeks away from revealing where I will play next season, says Wayne Rooney

The 31-year-old`s future at the club, where he has spent the past 13 years, and his country, is the subject of intense debate which intensified on Thursday when he was left out of the national squad.

Wayne Rooney left out of England squad, international career looks over

Wayne Rooney left out of England squad, international career looks over

The 31-year-old striker has lost his place at Manchester United and was similarly omitted from Gareth Southgate`s England squad announced in March, although he was carrying a knee injury at the time.

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney optimistic of playing at highest level for next few years despite poor season

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney optimistic of playing at highest level for next few years despite poor season

Rooney said his experience could help United end the season strongly as they target a Europa League triumph and a top four finish in the league.

EPL: Wayne Rooney scores as United beat Burnley 2-0, adds extra bite to Manchester derby

EPL: Wayne Rooney scores as United beat Burnley 2-0, adds extra bite to Manchester derby

The convincing victory -- United made light of the season-ending injury to top-scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic -- sets up an intriguing Manchester derby visit to City, now just one point above United, on Thursday.

Europa League: Unlikely lads looking to steer Manchester United to historic trophy

Europa League: Unlikely lads looking to steer Manchester United to historic trophy

United may be hamstrung by injures but it might be something of a blessing in disguise now that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is back from suspension and Paul Pogba recovered from injury as it gives Mourinho the chance to pick a settled outfit.

Sunil Chhetri finds his name along side Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney

Sunil Chhetri finds his name along side Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney

Cristiano Ronaldo sits atop on that list with 71 goals, followed by Argentina's Lionel Messi (58). And third placed Clint Dempsey of USA, has just three more than Chhetri, scoring 56 goals for his nation.

Gareth Southgate leaves door open for Wayne Rooney return

Gareth Southgate leaves door open for Wayne Rooney return

Rooney had already been dropped by Southgate in previous England matches and his latest omission was widely interpreted as a sign the 31-year-old is no longer needed by his country.

Wayne Rooney likely to leave Manchester United for boyhood club Everton this summer

Wayne Rooney likely to leave Manchester United for boyhood club Everton this summer

It is reported that Everton might be offering Rooney a deal of 150,000 pounds per week, an amount that would mark a considerable paycut given he currently earns around double of that. 

England manager Gareth Southgate erases Wayne Rooney out of every England picture

England manager Gareth Southgate erases Wayne Rooney out of every England picture

Although Rooney has been carrying a knee injury, Southgate indicated his lack of playing time with United meant he would not have been called up even if he had been fit.