Wayne Rooney will hope to inspire Ronald Koeman’s side and personally win the competition in back-to-back seasons
The Toffees are joined by some of Europe’s elite clubs and will test their new-look side amongst some of the best players on the continent.
Rooney was involved in the Red Devils’ triumph over Ajax in Stockholm last May and would love to lift the trophy again with his boyhood club—which would be only their second European trophy in their history.
Along with Everton, AC Milan have dominated the European summer transfer window, the pair have spent lavishly.
The Rossoneri’s capture of Leonardo Bonucci from rivals Juventus will take their spending past £150m, while a similar sized purchase of Gylffi Sigurdsson will lift their spending past the £100m barrier to around £130m.
That’s an incredible £280m between them and they’re not alone, including Marseille, who have landed several big-money stars, including Luiz Gustavo, Florian Thauvin, Valere Germain, Clinton N’Jie and Adil Rami.
Zenit, Athletic Bilbao, Fenerbahce and PSV Eindhoven are also in the hat, making for some intriguing ties ahead.