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Wayne Rooney waves to fans during his testimonial match at Old Trafford on 3 August, during which there was an alleged break-in attempt at his home Getty

A North Yorkshire man has been charged with the attempted burglary of Wayne Rooney's home as the star played his testimonial match at Old Trafford.

Robert Leslie McNamara, 24, is accused of trying to break in to the Man Utd player's £6m ($7.8m, €7m) home in Prestbury, Cheshire, at about 9pm on 3 August.

The property's alarm was reportedly triggered and police arrived to search the area.

McNamara, of Scarborough, was arrested on Tuesday (9 August) on suspicion of attempted burglary and was due to appear at South and East Cheshire Magistrates' Court the following day.

Rooney's home was allegedly targeted as he played his testimonial match against his former club Everton.

The game – watched by his wife Coleen and their sons Kai, Klay and Kit – marked the 30-year-old's 10 years at Man Utd and ended in a 0-0 draw.

Money raised from the 75,000 fans in attendance went to four charities chosen by Rooney – the NSPCC, Manchester United Foundation, Alder Hey Children's Charity and Claire House Children's Hospice.