Daley Blind believes Wayne Rooney moved to Everton because he “wanted to play more” than he did for Manchester United last season.
Rooney will face his former club, where he spent 13 years, for the first time since his departure from Old Trafford when the two sides meet in the Premier League.
“He wanted to play more than he did (last season),” Blind told Sky Sports. “They think this is the best thing for him. Everton came for him which is home… he is still a great player, a great personality and I am lucky I have played with him.
“You can see he is very important already. He is there working hard like he always did for us – giving assists and making goals and that is what he is capable of.”