In alternative reality, Wayne Rooney returns to Everton in the January transfer window. Rather than heading to China. In an alternative reality, Sergio Aguero is signed by Tottenham. Rather than Pochettino persisting with one recognised striker. In an alternative reality, Spurs score from open play. Rather than finally conceding from it in the Premier League. In this alternative reality, England win the World Cup with Rooney as Captain. Rather, and sadly, this alternative reality does not and will not exist.