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Rooney testimonial to make history on Facebook

You'll be able to steam the game on Wayne Rooney's official page, as well as the Man Utd page Credit: Facebook

Manchester United and Everton will make history when they face each other in Wayne Rooney's testimonial on Wednesday, as it will be the first match between two Premier League teams to be streamed live on Facebook.

Rooney has only ever played club football for Manchester United and Everton, with the game marking the forward's 12 years service at Old Trafford.

All money received from the game will be split between four different charities. Claire House, Alder Hey, NSPCC and the Manchester United Foundation will all benefit.

Facebook has a global reach of 1.7billion people, with the game being available on Wayne Rooney's and Manchester United's official pages on the social media site.

I am delighted my testimonial game will be streamed globally, which will hopefully raise awareness and increase donations.

– Wayne Rooney

So how do you watch the game?

Well follow either of the links below and at 8pm you'll see a live steam on each page.

Wayne Rooney celebrates 12 years at Manchester United this evening Credit: PA / Adam Davy / EMPICS Sport


Allardyce undecided on future of Rooney's England captaincy

Sam Allardyce during the England manager Media conference today. Credit: Press Association.

The new England manager Sam Allardyce has refused to be drawn on Wayne Rooney's future as England captain.

In his first press conference since taking up the job, the former Bolton and Blackburn boss said it was too early to reveal his choice for captain ahead of the World Cup qualifying campaign.

"It's far too early to make any predictions," he said. "I'm going to leave that until we meet all the players and get all the coaching staff together and plan for the internationals in September. It's my first day in, I'm getting my feet under the table and meeting everyone."

Rooney in action for England. Credit: Press Association.

Sterling in line for England return

Credit: Nick Potts / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling is in line for a shock recall as England face Iceland this evening for a place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016.

The striker lost his place in the starting line-up for after disappointing performances in the first two group games but is tipped to return this evening.

And his captain Wayne Rooney is backing him to make an impact:

Watch Rooney and Gary Neville singalong with James Bay at charity dinner

Wayne Rooney and Gary Neville performed up front with pop star James Bay.

The pair joined the singer with the big hat on stage for a rendition of ‘Hold Back The River’.

The dinner – as well as the evening’s entertainment – was arranged by the England Footballers Foundation, an organisation set up in 2007 to allow England internationals to donate their match fees to charitable causes.

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