Rooney to have Manchester United testimonial against former club Everton

Wayne Rooney is set to play against former side Everton in his Manchester United testimonial, according to reports.

Rooney had been awarded a testimonial by United to mark his 12 years with the Red Devils which ticked over back in October and it can now be revealed that the striker will be squaring off against former side Everton for the clash, which is scheduled to take place a week before the start of the next Premier League season.

The proceeds from the game will be distributed to the NSPCC, Alder Hey Hospital, Clare House Hospice and the Manchester United Foundation.

After being granted the honour, Rooney said: “I would like to thank everyone involved in making this testimonial become a reality.

“Most of all I want to thank the fans for all their incredible support for me and the team since I joined the club.”

“The match night will obviously be special for me and my family but I hope it will be a night of celebration for all involved and that we can also deliver one or two surprises. “

“Most of all I hope the fans will come out in force and help raise as much money as possible for these amazing charities, all of which are very close to my heart for different reasons.”

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