Wayne Rooney’s testimonial is to be streamed around the world live on Facebook.
Rooney’s Manchester United will face his only other professional club, Everton, at Old Trafford on Wednesday as he prepares to start his 13th season at Old Trafford.
The game, which will also be Jose Mourinho’s first as United manager at home, is raising funds for the Wayne Rooney Foundation which will distribute money to the NSPCC, Claire House Hospice, Alder Hey Childrens Hospital and the Manchester United Foundation.
The action is to be streamed live on Facebook via Rooney’s official page and also United’s, making it available to a global audience of 1.7billion.
Rooney said: “I am delighted that through this agreement with Facebook my testimonial game will be streamed globally on both the Wayne Rooney and Manchester United Facebook pages. It will be the first time this will have happened and will hopefully raise awareness of the Foundation and increase donations.”