Fans can watch Wayne Rooney’s testimonial match – Man Utd v. Everton – live on Facebook
Wayne Rooney’s testimonial match will be the first ever game between Premier League teams to be streamed live on Facebook.
The match will be between Rooney’s current team Manchester United and his former team Everton, as the game celebrates his twelve years at United and raises money for four of Rooney’s favourite charities: NSPCC, Claire House children’s hospice, Alder Hey children’s hospital and the Manchester United Foundation.
The stream will be available for free to all 1.7 billion people who use the Facebook platform tonight (August 3, 2016), via both the Wayne Rooney and Manchester United official Facebook pages.
The game will take place at Old Trafford and kicks off at 8pm.
Rooney said: “I am delighted my testimonial game will be streamed globally, which will hopefully raise awareness and increase donations.”
New Manchester United signings Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly are expected to make their Old Trafford debuts during the match. The game will also be new manager Jose Mourinho’s first home game in charge of the club.