Everton striker Wayne Rooney has spoken publicly for the first time since his ban for drink-driving.

The former Manchester United forward was arrested in September 2017 after being pulled over by police in Cheshire, while driving a black VW Beetle around 2am.

He was taken to court, banned from driving for two years and has since been sentenced to community service, working at a garden centre, which he says he is enjoying.

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The former England captain has now taken time to reflect on the incident and felt sorry for himself, admitting he let his family down.

“Sometimes you make mistakes. I held my hands up. I made a mistake.

“I knew straight away I had made a stupid mistake and I have to move on.

"It is not nice. I’ve got children and it is not nice for them to see that and I try to move on and learn from it which I feel I am doing.”

Rooney may have found his fitness again scoring five goals in his last four games and captaining Everton under new manager Sam Allardyce.

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