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26/09/2012 22:47, Report by Christian Brooks

Return pleases Rooney

Wayne Rooney was thrilled to make a winning return to action as Manchester United beat Newcastle United 2-1 in the Capital One Cup third round.

The Reds striker started a match for only the second time this season and impressed for 76 minutes before being given a breather by Sir Alex Ferguson bringing on Nick Powell.

“It’s just over four weeks now since I last played and I’m delighted to have the time on the pitch.” Rooney told Sky Sports.

“It’s always difficult, your first game back after a few weeks out, but it’s great for me to get the minutes under my belt and hopefully that will benefit me.”

The forward is now hopeful of building upon his successful return.

“It was a good run out for me and I’m obviously delighted. Hopefully there’s a lot more games to come.”

A stunning effort from Anderson and a first senior strike for Tom Cleverley sealed the victory for the Reds. Rooney praised the latter for securing his landmark goal.
 
“Tom obviously had that miss in the first half and the manager wasn’t too pleased with that at half-time," revealed Wayne.

"But Tom's then gone out and scored a nice goal. I’m delighted for the two of them [both scorers] but especially Tom as it's his first goal.”

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