Rooney testimonial finishes goalless

Wayne Rooney’s testimonial for Manchester United finished goalless on Wednesday evening.

The 30-year-old was celebrating the start of his 12th season at Old Trafford, after leaving Everton in 2004. And it was against the Toffees that Rooney played his testimonial, that saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic make his first Old Trafford appearance.

Rooney, who was given a guard of honour by the teams, emerged with his three sons, before playing 52 minutes in the game. He left to a standing ovation by the near 59,000 crowd. He is the club’s second highest scorer after netting 245 goals in 520 United appearances.

Despite being linked in transfers away from Goodison Park, both Romelu Lukaku and John Stones featured for the Toffees, whilst both Darren Gibson and Tom Cleverley featured at their old home.

United fans got a close look at new signings Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, as well as new boss Jose Mourinho.

It was United’s last non-competitive fixture, ahead of their trip to Wembley on Sunday for the FA Community Shield against Leicester City.

 


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