Wayne Rooney was given a standing ovation as he returned to Goodison Park in an Everton shirt to play in Duncan Ferguson’s testimonial. The England captain made 77 appearances for Everton before joining Manchester United for £25m in 2004. In front of 34,718 fans, he came on for the last 15 minutes against Villarreal. “I didn’t know what to expect with the reception, but the fans were great,” Rooney said. “I really appreciated it. More importantly it was a big day for Duncan. I said to him before the game that it was the most nervous I had seen him.” The Spaniards won 2-1, ex-Blues striker Ferguson coming on in the 83rd minute. Rooney has frequently received a hostile reception from Everton fans when he has returned to Goodison Park with United.