​Wayne Rooney ended his long association with Manchester United in the summer as the boyhood Evertonian returned to his old stomping ground.

The veteran forward brought the curtain down on his 14-year spell at Old Trafford upon making a free transfer return to Goodison Park, but you don't spend so long at a club and not feel an affinity towards it.

That's exactly how Rooney feels then, given that he made a swift return to Manchester to watch his old team in action in Tuesday's Champions League victory over CSKA Moscow:

Sitting next to former teammate Michael Carrick in the directors' box, Rooney watched on as United saw off their Russian counterparts to book their place in the last-16 with a 2-1 win.

Rooney has often spoken that he is bringing all of his sons up to be Everton supporters, but there's no doubting that United will always have a place in his heart and that he'll tell them to always look out for the Red Devils' results.

That affection will always fall by the wayside during contests between United and the Toffees, but it's only for 90 minutes twice a season!