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Wayne Rooney Manchester United captain to play former club Everton in testimonial game

Rooney have been handed a testimonial by Manchester United in recognition of 12 years at the club

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Wayne Rooney play Wayne Rooney to play former club, Everton in testimonial (Omnisports)

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney testimonial game this summer will be against his former club, Everton.

Rooney have been handed a testimonial by Manchester United in recognition of 12 years at the club.

Back in October, United scheduled August 3, 2016 to mark for Rooney to mark his 12 years at Old Trafford, and Everton have confirmed they will be involved with the game.

Wayne Rooney play Rooney played for Everton in pre-season during club legend Duncan Ferguson’s testimonial at Goodison Park (Ian Hodgson/Daily Mail)

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The game will be played as part of one of United’s pre-season games in the summer.

Rooney joined the youth team of Everton at the age of nine and made his professional debut in 2002 at the age of 16.

He spent two seasons at the Merseyside club, before moving to Manchester United for £25.6 million in the 2004 summer transfer window.

When United announced that Rooney will be getting a testimonial, the 30-year-old revealed that all the money made from the testimonial will be donated to four charities, the NSPCC, Alder Hey Childrens' Hospital, Claire House Children's Hospice and the Manchester United Foundation.

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,” Rooney said in the statement.

Roberto Martinez play Roberto Martinez has permitted Everton to take part in Wayne Rooney's testimonial (Reuters / Eddie Keogh Livepic)

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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.”

Rooney joined Manchester United in 2004 and has scored 236 goals for the Red Devils.

He has won five English Premier League titles, UEFA Champions League, the League Cup and Club World Cup.

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