Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney will have a testimonial to celebrate his 12 years at Old Trafford against his former club Everton on August 3, it has been confirmed.
The fixture, which comes just a week before the start of the next Premier League season was reluctantly agreed to by Everton manager Roberto Martinez, who felt it was just too close to the start of the season, but was persuaded by Rooney.
The 30-year old United captain started his career at Goodison Park, before joining Manchester United in 2004.
Meanwhile, Rooney has instructed that all the profits made from the match be donated to charities.
The game will be at Old Trafford and will see Everton come with a full-strength squad in what is expected to be a sell-out, as it will also be televised.
There are no arrangements presently for Rooney to play for Everton in the testimonial.