Taylor – who has been sidelined for 20 months through a succession of knee injuries – is in Portugal for some warm-weather training.
And the 29-year-old is working alongside Manchester United striker Rooney, who is preparing for England’s World Cup campaign.
Taylor today posted a video of himself running with Rooney on social networking site Instagram.
“Great to run this morning but great to work along side a fantastic player getting ready for the World Cup #Rooney,” wrote Taylor.
Taylor will report back to the club for the start of pre-season training in July, knowing the odds are stacked against him returning to the first team.
He was only a squad player when he suffered the injury, and 20 months out is a lifetime in football.