Wayne Rooney was delighted to make a winning Manchester United return in their victory over Capital One Cup opponents Newcastle United.

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."