Manchester United are set to play Everton on 03 August 2016 in the friendly game arranged as Wayne Rooney’s Testimonial and it will take place at Old Trafford. United will visit China for a short pre-season tour where 2 games against Dortmund and Man City will take place on 22 July and 25 July before United return and host Everton at Old Tafford.
The match will mark Wayne Rooney’s 12 year at Manchester United since his move as a teenager from his boyhood club Everton back in 2004. Wayne Rooney was given the chance to select the opponent and he requested Everton to be part of the game and both clubs agreed. Roberto Martinez who was recently sacked, agreed for the friendly back in december 2015.
Every penny raised from the game will go to charities selected by Wayne Rooney and unlike the other such charity games this friendly will be part of Manchester United pre-season and both clubs will play their competitive teams.
|Date||Wednesday, 03 August 2016|
|Venue||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|Cause||Testimonial for Rooney celebrating his 12 years at Manchester United. *all reciepts go to charities selected by Wayne Rooney.|
Wayne Rooney who has scored 178 premier league goals since joining Manchester United back in 2004 has been the central figure in a very dominant era for Manchester United. He won 5 premier league titles, 1 champions league, 1 FA Cup and 3 League cups. Next season 2016-17 is most likely to be his last at United and he needs another 5 goals to become Manchester United’s all time top goal scorer.
Old Trafford has previously hosted such testimonial games for the likes of Gary Neville, Roy Keane and David Beckham and Wayne Rooney will get his much deserved testimonial while still playing for United at competitive level.