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Rooney reacts after official Everton debut

Europa League By: Ayodeji Tunde | 28/07/2017

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Though he has been in the mix in the pre season games, Wayne Rooney officially made his debut for Everton on Thursday night and he had a lot to say.

Rooney admitted playing for Everton again was 'a great feeling' after making a winning return to Goodison Park.

The former Manchester United player made his first competitive appearance for the Toffees in 14 years in Thursday's Europa League third qualifying round game against Ruzomberok.

After the game, Rooney said:" 'It's something I've been looking forward to for the last few weeks.

"It's obviously great to be at Goodison wearing the blue shirt, it was a great feeling.

'But it was an important game for us so I had to put my emotions to one side. I've done that now and can get down to focusing more on the football.'

On the match, 31-year-old added on ITV4: 'It's very early on in the season... I know we can play better but it's important to win and get the clean sheet.

'Getting the goal gave us a sense of relief and control of the game.

Leighton Baines' second-half goal gave Everton a 1-0 victory in the first leg