Rooney could've punished United's profligacy after some smart play from Tom Davies within a minute of the restart, though de Gea was on hand at the near post to deny the assembled press their big slice of narrative pie.
United were poor for much of Sunday's Premier League match, but blew Everton away in the final stages, with Rooney - who previously missed a couple of good chances - powerless to help following his substitution in the 82nd minute.
Ronald Koeman says Everton must improve defensively if they are to contain the "dangerous" Romelu Lukaku against Manchester United on Sunday.
Besides Rooney, two Manchester United players will perform against their former club Everton.
Despite the fact that the statistics of personal meetings remains in favor of Manchester United, last season both meetings ended in a draw with the same score 1: 1. It's a game of football, 90 minutes on the pitch.
For their new striker though he would finish top of the scoring charts for the club with 17 goals.
The 24-year-old Lukaku scored 68 league goals for Everton in three seasons.
Rooney was injured when he joined United so made his debut against Fenerbahce on September 28th, scoring a hat-trick in front of the Old Trafford crowd.
Rooney won five Premier League titles during his 13 years at Old Trafford and became the club's record goalscorer, before rejoining his first club in the summer.
World Health Organization wouldn't want to be a top Premier League striker? The Stockport-born centre-back was offered the chance return to the club he left for Turf Moor in 2015, but the arrival of Victor Lindelof from Benfica and stiff competition in Jose Mourinho's squad saw him opt for Everton.