Rooney sets Premier League record after trading Man Utd for Everton

Rooney sets Premier League record after trading Man Utd for Everton

There could be Stoke debuts for Darren Fletcher, Max Choupo-Moting and on-loan Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma.

Romelu Lukaku can open his Manchester United account by scoring first against West Ham tomorrow at odds of 5-2. The additions should make the team much stronger than before.

"Everybody is looking forward to the start of the Premier League and is ready". "Then I believe we can fight against them".

"Wayne Rooney's homecoming is the biggest pre-match story - and I sense it might be afterwards too".

Newcastle United are thought to be leading the chase to entice the Scottish-born player away from Merseyside, though local reports suggest Everton will only consider a sale if their £25m valuation is met. This side plays some attractive football and they have done well in the past few seasons so I am interested in seeing how they play.

Koeman has been very active this summer in his efforts to recruit players to help make the Toffees more competitive within the Premier League and it is expected many of those will feature against the Potters on Saturday.

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Mark Hughes hasn't won any of his last six opening day Premier League games (D2 L4) in charge of three different clubs in that time (Fulham, QPR and Stoke).

Everton will hope to get off to a good start at home as they seek to finally qualify for the Champions League.

With only one defeat to Stoke in the last five meetings and an unbeaten pre-season schedule that included a 2-0 aggregate Europa League victory over MFK Ruzomberok, Everton will be likely favourites for Saturday's match. "There is always a turnover of players at this stage and you don't know until you start playing where you are".

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Last August the Toffees began with a hard fought 1-1 home draw with Tottenham and followed it up with four straight league wins.

Everton has spent a lot of money in the transfer window and they will look to so well this season as a result of it.

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