In Pictures: Rooney returns to Everton for Ferguson testimonial

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Wayne Rooney pulled on an Everton shirt for the first time in nearly 11 years as Villarreal ran out 2-1 winners in Duncan Ferguson’s testimonial.

Rooney’s reception included boos and cheers from the home crowd – some seemingly still unhappy at the manner of his exit to Manchester United in 2004 – while Ferguson was treated to a rapturous welcome.

The pair played together during Rooney’s first-team debut in 2002, but reunited the duo failed to haul Everton back after Gerard and Matias Nahuel put the Spanish side in control.

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Tyias Browning handed Everton hope, but Roberto Martinez’s side failed to give their former striking hero a win ahead of the side’s Premier League opener against Watford on Saturday.

Ross Barkley was among those introduced at the break, but Everton continued to lack a cutting edge. Steven Naismith went close twice before Chelsea target John Stones appeared to pick up a knock.

Rooney came on for the final 16 minutes to a mixed reception from the Goodison Park crowd and smashed a shot wide prior to Ferguson’s introduction.

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