Wayne Rooney can bring back Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford for his much-awaited testimonial next year.
The match, reported to be organised against Rooney’s boyhood club Everton on August 3, will be seen as the curtain-raiser for the 2016-17 season. Manchester United supporters are hoping to welcome again their beloved boy Cristiano Ronaldo, now a Real Madrid star, who had six glorious years at Old Trafford. Reports are suggesting, Rooney has recently personally telephoned his former team-mate requesting him to take part in the testimonial and Ronaldo also has agreed to join the United captain.
The pair has always remained close friends since Cristiano left Manchester United joining Real Madrid in 2009 and his much-awaited return to Old Trafford will promise Wayne Rooney a sell-out crowd for the special game.
The England international will be then celebrating his 12th anniversary with Manchester United, and a host of old mates are getting ready to make a stardust appearance.
Ironically, former United and Everton Manager David Moyes also has been reportedly linked with a shocking return to the dugout for the testimonial.
United blog The Peoples Person reacted: “It’ll be very interesting to see who turns up for it because Cristiano Ronaldo is one player who’d Rooney, and the fans, would love to see back at Old Trafford in a United shirt again.
“As for the other players who’ve played with Rooney, take your pick: Roy Keane, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Ruud van Nistelrooy… He could make one hell of a team for the testimonial.”
Rooney has till now played 493 matches for the Red Devils scoring 236 goals and now 13 goals behind Sir Bobby Charlton’s club record.
Reports are saying, the 30-year-old United captain will donate all the profits from the testimonial to the Manchester United Foundation, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, the NSPCC and Claire House Hospice through the newly formed foundation, Wayne Rooney.