The game was due to take place at Old Trafford on August 3 but if Manchester United were to qualify for European football it would be unlikely that the game will go ahead. The game is also due to take place just one week before the Premier League kicks off with Everton manager Roberto Martinez reluctant to play the game so close to the start of the season. After some discussion with Martinez, Rooney got the nod from the Catalonian for the game to take place.
Rooney intended for the tickets to go on sale last month but due to Manchester United’s uncertainty over which European competition they will be competing in next year, the plans have been thrown into a state of disarray.
Wayne Rooney first came to prominence as a young talent at Everton before being snapped up by Sir Alex Ferguson. Rooney donned the royal blue jersey during pre-season for Duncan Ferguson’s testimonial game and many Evertonian’s would love to see the Croxteth-born forward back at Goodison Park on a permanent basis in the future.