It is a decade and a day since Rooney, then 16, announced himself with THAT wonder winner against Arsenal.
Moyes himself was still cutting his managerial teeth at the top level, and the teenage sensation’s incredible strike earned headlines.
'What the media and public saw was one of England's finest players, if not their finest, and it helped my profile that it was in an Everton shirt.
'There have been four or five occasions when I have been in the dressing room and been able to hear the supporters singing on their way home. That Arsenal game was one of them.
'They had just seen a boy who was probably one of the last street footballers, and he had gone on, at 16, and scored a spectacular winner against Arsenal. He was one of them.'
Rooney was sold to Manchester United for £25.6million eight years ago, but Moyes said: 'I would certainly welcome Wayne back. It's more likely to be later in his career but I think it is something even he would welcome.'
As the man who handed Roo his first-team chance Moyes — and the club — also became household names.
He admitted: “It was an important moment for Everton and I will always say Wayne got my name out there.
“For that I will always be grateful — and also for the fact when I first arrived at the club, Wayne was here.”