The two clubs came together to honour the United captain, who left the Toffees for the Red Devils back in 2004, but the contest was less than a spectacle.
60,000 fans turned up to Old Trafford to pay tribute to Rooney but unfortunately the game did not live up to the hype as both sides appeared disjointed due to the fact they made a number of substitutions during the second half.
The most exciting part of the night for United fans would have been the link-up play between Rooney and star signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic as well as the impressive Old Trafford return of Luke Shaw at left-back.
Rooney was subbed off to a thunderous applause midway through the second half but the match fizzled even more from there.
Jose Mourinho's side, who lacked purpose in their play, will now take on Leicester City in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday while Ronald Koeman's Everton meet Espanyol on Saturday before the Premier League season kicks off next weekend.