Like you did 13 years ago Wayne?
You could say that, but I feel the circumstances are much different between then and now.
Rooney wanted to leave a club us, considered relegation fodder, for what was then and now probably the apex team in the league. We were financially on our knees and going nowhere fast. I hated Rooney for going, but grudgingly could see why.
Picture today we are the polar opposite, financially secure in a cash rich premier league with a billionaire owner. Excellent manager, seventh in the league and strengthening the team. Brand new ground on the docks to come, we are on the up.
Reasons to leave he wants champions league football and he wants it now, obviously doesn't believe he can get it with Everton. He has been with his boyhood team since his career began, we have stuck with him through a horrendous injury when he was very young. Now it looks like he wants out, or if he can't go now will see his contract out and leave for nothing.
That for me is a chronic lack of loyalty to the club he supposedly supports and to the majority of fans who supported him through thick and thin. If this goes through then that will be a far greater act of betrayal than Rooney ever commited, in my eyes. If he is worried about his place maybe because the manager does not fancy him, then it is up to him to fight for his place and win the manager over. Alas it looks like he has not the heart for the fight, maybe then he is better off gone.