sport news Wayne Rooney taught me something every day, says Lingard

Jesse Lingard believes 's all-time top scorer Wayne Rooney will be welcomed back heartily when he returns to Old Trafford with Everton on Sunday.

This summer Rooney, 31, decided to end his decorated spell at Old Trafford in search of the sought-after game time that was becoming less frequent under United boss Jose Mourinho.

Rooney, who scored 253 goals in over 550 appearances for his former club, secured a move back to Everton and has impressed on his return to Goodison Park, even retiring from international football with England to focus on life with his boyhood club.

Jesse Lingard has praised former Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney

Jesse Lingard has praised former team-mate Wayne Rooney

Rooney joined boyhood club Everton in the summer and returns to Old Trafford on Sunday

Rooney joined boyhood club Everton in the summer and returns to Old Trafford on Sunday

The forward returns to Old Trafford for the first time this Sunday - a day before facing a charge of drink driving at Stockport Magistrates' Court - and Lingard is thankful he could call him a team-mate.

'His experience in games, especially when you're young,' Lingard said. 'If it's only 1-0 it's always hard to manage a game, and he knew what to do at times, especially towards the end of games.

'You learn every day from him. Of course (it is hard to follow him), he's always going to be recognised as a legend at the club and he'll get a great reception when he comes back.

Lingard has spoken out about Rooney's knowledge saying he learned something every day

Lingard has spoken out about Rooney's knowledge saying he learned something every day

'Obviously he was there as a young boy and he thought it was the right decision at the time.

'Yeah, you could say that (he has unfinished business). But now Romelu (Lukaku) has come in and obviously we're focused on playing with him now.'

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