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Rooney proud of Man Utd fans following first game streamed on Facebook

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney starred in his testimonial match against Everton at Old Trafford on Wednesday

Rooney played 53 minutes against his former club Everton before coming off to a standing ovation as United fans paid tribute to the captains 12 years of service to the club.

The United legend used the game to raise money for charity and revealed after the game that he was thrilled with his sides performance.

Rooney stated that he was proud with the fans and thanked everybody involved in making the game happen.

“It’s a great night and a proud moment for me in my career – something I’ll never forget,” he told MUTV [via the official Manchester United website]. “We raised a lot of money for charity, which is fantastic.

“It’s a huge and emotional moment and something I’m proud to share with my family and all the fans tonight, who have been fantastic to me over the last 12 years. I really appreciate their support.

“The game was important for us in terms of building fitness and trying to get some good things out of the game, which I thought we did.

“There are a lot of positives we can take, especially from the first half, and there are things we can work on, which I’m sure we will do with the manager. Overall, it was a good night.”

Rooney revealed yesterday on his official Facebook that his testimonial match against Everton at Old Trafford will be available for all to watch via the social media platform.

The event made history becoming the first ever game between two Premier League sides to be streamed live on Facebook.

The BBC reported that a combined 1.7 billion were able to watch the testimonial game worldwide.

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