DAVID Moyes today revealed how Wayne Rooney brought an end to their long-running feud by phoning to apologise for slating him in his book.
The Toffees' boss insisted that Rooney's growing maturity means he can become the best player in the world, and admitted that Everton were not ready to keep the Croxteth-born star when he burst onto the scene.
Moyes spoke out about the pair's reconciliation, as he prepared his side to take on Rooney and his Manchester United team-mates in today's Premier League clash at Goodison.
'He had the potential to be a good player when he was here, he's now turned into that good player and because of that he is getting better and better.
'Everyone has felt he had the chance to be that player who would challenge the top players in the world.
'He could be one of the best in the world. I don't think that's the situation just now, but I think he's very close, because he's beginning to show a maturity to his game, as a player and a person.'