Everton v Manchester United: David Moyes returns to Goodison Park and makes Wayne Rooney captain

The Manchester United manager returns to his former club for the first time since leaving last summer

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David Moyes today returned to Goodison Park and decided to make another former Evertonian today's captain of Manchester United - Wayne Rooney.

Both the Manchester United manager and his star striker have few friends on Merseyside due to their exits from Everton and will likely face a fierce reception from the crowd.

Moyes, Everton manager for 11 years, made four changes, with Alex Buttner, Jonny Evans, Nani and Juan Mata coming into the starting line-up for today's Premier League game.

Marouane Fellaini, who Moyes snatches away from Goodison in a big money deal during the summer, was named on the United bench against his former employers.

Roberto Martinez, the man who succeeded Moyes and who has proved a superb replacement, recalled Steven Naismith and James McCarthy.

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Stones, Distin, Baines, McCarthy, Barry, Lukaku, Barkley, Mirallas, Naismith. Subs: Robles, Hibbert, McGeady, Deulofeu, Osman, Garbutt, Alcaraz.

Man Utd: De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Evans, Buttner, Carrick, Fletcher, Nani, Mata, Kagawa, Rooney. Subs: Giggs, Lindegaard, Hernandez, Welbeck, Valencia, Fellaini, Januzaj.

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (England)