Tonight Old Trafford would pay homage to its long-serving servant Wayne Rooney in a testimonial game against boyhood Merseyside club...
Tonight Old Trafford would pay homage to its long-serving servant Wayne Rooney in a testimonial game against boyhood Merseyside club, Everton. The Manchester United captain has been at Manchester since joining the club in August of 2004.
The match is also set to make history on social media as the game would be streamed live for the first time on Facebook making it available to its almost 2 billion users.
The game, which is free-to-air, would be shown at 8p.m today on Wayne Rooney and Man Utd’s respective Facebook pages.
Proceeds from the match will be distributed via The Wayne Rooney Foundation to four chosen charity partners - NSPCC, Claire House Children’s Hospice, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and the Manchester United Foundation.
It is understood that the match will see no cameos from the Class of ’92 squad, so we expect to see full strength squads.
Wayne Rooney has 520 appearances to his name and is five goals shy of overtaking club legend, Bobby Charlton, with the former on 245 and the latter with 249 goals.