At the end of Wayne Rooney’s testimonial the player addressed the crowd thanking them for attending and he even found time to praise the small band of Everton fans who came to support their team.
The game may have been a disappointment, ending scoreless, but the Manchester United skipper concentrated on the positive side of the money raised for children’s charities.
“I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone here. The money raised will go to children who are in desperate need of it. You should all be proud of yourselves. I’d like to thank Everton for the support they’ve shown, and the Everton fans who have come along.
“I’ve spent 12 seasons here with great success and hopefully there is more to come. You have been great, here’s to hopefully more trophies.”