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Wayne Rooney returns to Everton

Everton Football Club has confirmed that Wayne Rooney is to return to Goodison Park after 13 years at Manchester United.

The striker, who scored 253 goals in 559 games during his time at Old Trafford, has signed a two year deal for the Merseyside team.

Rooney first joined for the youth squad at Everton in 1996, making his professional debut in 2002. He signed for United in 2004.

Manchester United to face Barcelona in Legends match

Andrew Cole and Quinton Fortune launch the Legends match Credit: Manchester United

The Manchester United Legends team will return to Old Trafford for a showdown with FC Barcelona Legends on Saturday, September 2nd.

Former Reds Andrew Cole and Quinton Fortune braved the adverse June weather to attend the official launch at a Manchester United Foundation Street Reds project in Salford, showcasing the ways in which funds raised from the charity fixture will benefit the local community.

Andrew Cole will return to the Manchester United Legends team as assistant manager to Bryan Robson.

Fortune will reprise his role in midfield as he joins a host of ex-players including Edwin van der Sar, Paul Scholes, Denis Irwin, Dwight Yorke, Phil Neville, Ronny Johnsen, Louis Saha, Mikaël Silvestre, Jesper Blomqvist and Dion Dublin.

Quinton Fortune and Andrew Cole Credit: Manchester United

The Spanish side will be managed by José Mari Bakero and fans can look forward to welcoming Gaizka Mendieta, Éric Abidal, Miguel Angel Nadal, Gheorghe Popescu, Andoni Goikoetxea and Julio Salinas to the Theatre of Dreams.

Legends are Back 2017 follows the success of the 2013 and 2015 clashes against Real Madrid and Bayern Munich respectively, which jointly raised over £1.8 million for the Manchester United Foundation.

The Red veterans will be travelling to Camp Nou on June 30th for the first leg of the campaign, with the return at Old Trafford in September.

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Manchester United hero Andrew Cole hopes for coaching role after kidney transplant

Former Manchester United striker Andrew Cole is looking forward to a life in football again as he continues his recovery from a kidney transplant following a two-year battle with illness.

The 45-year-old, who won the treble with the Red Devils 18 years ago, underwent surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary in April as part of his treatment for Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, a condition which causes scarring of the kidneys.

His 28-year-old nephew Alexander provided the donor kidney - "a noble job" as Cole described it.

The former England international is now focused on returning to the game, as he has ambitions to coach and has already been lined up as assistant manager to Bryan Robson for the United Legends' two-legged game against Barcelona at the Nou Camp in June and Old Trafford in September.

All proceeds will go to the Manchester United Foundation's work across the city.

40 years on - How Liverpool won their first European Cup but were denied the treble by Manchester United

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Liverpool's first European Cup triumph.

The team of '77 also won the league championship and would have become the first club to win the treble, if it wasn't for Manchester United.

Chris Hall looks back at the sights and sounds surrounding one of the most dominant teams in football history.

Kick off for Michael Carrick's testimonial changed

The Michael Carrick testimonial match's kick off has changed to 2:30pm Credit: Twitter

The kick off time for the Michael Carrick testimonial match has changed due to a clash with the Ariana Grande fundraising concert.

The new kick off time for the match is 2:30pm on Sunday 4th June.

The Ariana Grande concert will be at Old Trafford Cricket Ground and will start at 4:00pm.

The kick off time for the Michael Carrick testimonial match has changed due to a clash with the Ariana Grande fundraising concert Credit: Twitter
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