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Jamie Carragher trolled Everton with hilarious question to Rooney

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Manchester City may have been able to rescue a point against Everton on Monday night, having spent most of the game with 10 men, but it was Wayne Rooney who picked up most of the plaudits at full-time.

After appearing to be in decline at Man United over the last few years, many questioned whether the Englishman could still have an impact at the highest level upon his return to Everton.

However, if the first two Premier League games of the campaign are anything to go by, the 31-year-old looks completely rejuvenated.

Rooney followed up his winning goal vs Stoke on the opening day by breaking the deadlock against City at the Etihad Stadium - his 200th strike in the Premier League.

Raheem Sterling brought the hosts back on level terms late on in a game which also saw Kyle Walker and Morgan Schneiderlin sent off.

But Rooney was still delighted to join Alan Shearer in the 200 club.

"It was nice," Rooney told Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville in the Sky Sports studio at full-time.

"To do it today in such an important game for us, with tough games coming up, it was a sweet moment and I am sure the red half of Manchester will have enjoyed it as well."

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"To join Alan Shearer, that amount of goals, obviously a lot to do to catch Alan. No, but obviously it's a great moment and hopefully a lot more to come."

Despite Rooney and Everton's fine start to the season, ex-Liverpool favourite Carragher still found time to troll the Toffees during the interview.

"With all of the players you've brought in, there is a lot of excitement there. Do you think you have actually got enough to win a derby game?" Carra cheekily asked - see the video below.

Luckily, Rooney saw the funny side and laughed it off.

Carragher will find out the answer to his question on December 9 when Everton are set to meet Liverpool at Anfield.

And if the Toffees - and Rooney - can maintain their good form between now and then it could be an absolute classic.

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