Wayne Rooney's testimonial match will see his current club Manchester United face Everton at Old Trafford on Wednesday, 3 August.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set at 8pm BST. Live coverage of the match in the United Kingdom will be available on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 1 HD.


A stunning last minute strike from Rooney against Arsenal on 19 October 2002 ended the Gunners' 30-game unbeaten run. He scored the goal five days before his 17th birthday and became the youngest player to score in the Premier League, which has now been surpassed twice.

After announcing his arrival, the England international attracted interest from United and was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson for the Red Devils in the summer of 2004. Since joining the 20-time English champions, he has been the star player for more than a decade.

Rooney has won all trophies at United, which include the Champions League, five Premier League medals, Fifa Club World Cup and he added the FA Cup to the list of honours. The Red Devils won the FA Cup earlier in May after defeating Crystal Palace 2-1 in the final.

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Wayne Rooney will lead Manchester United against Everton in his testimonial match at Old Trafford Getty Images

The clash at Old Trafford will see his current club United take on his previous employers. Both clubs have appointed a new manager this summer as Jose Mourinho took charge at United, while Everton replaced Roberto Martinez with Ronald Koeman.

It will be for the first time Mourinho will manage at Old Trafford since being appointed as United manager. It is also United's last match of the pre-season before they take on Premier League champions Leicester City in the 2016 Community Shield at Wembley.

What they say

Wayne Rooney: "It's a huge honour for me to be granted a testimonial by the club and I'm very grateful. I've had 12 brilliant years here, many of which have been very successful and I'm really proud of what I've achieved so far. It's the perfect way for me to celebrate with the fans who have been amazing. Hopefully we can raise a lot of money for children's charities."

On Everton: "Everton was the obvious choice and the team I had in my mind from the moment I was granted a testimonial. I've only played for two clubs and both have played a special part in my career so far. I joined Everton as 9 year old and my development there has played a huge part in my success since – they gave me my chance in the game and I'll always be thankful."

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