Fergie And Wayne Rooney Kiss And Make Up Ahead Of Testimonial

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Former Manchester United legend and unintentional inventor of the phrase; “Squeaky bum time,” Sir Alex Ferguson has offered a long-awaited olive branch to Wayne Rooney ahead of tonight’s testimonial against his hometown and former club, Everton.

Which confused us, as we thought Rooney had retired a couple of years ago…

Tempers have been frayed between the two egos since Wazza’s controversial dummy-spitting almost put him on the utterly unforgivable list of Manchester United Manchester City turncoats, resulting in Rooney staying, for shit loads of money – shortly before earning instant redemption by scoring this ridiculous goal in the next Manchester derby.

When the legendary Scotsman finally left Old Trafford, he had some pretty unsavoury comments for the Scouse hitman in his take-no-prisoners autobiography, claiming that Rooney’s natural body type would signal an earlier than wanted retirement, amongst a few other snipes.

Ahead of tonight’s circle jerk for Rooney, Sir Alex has seemingly made peace with a sea of compliments about the player’s career:

He was an exciting signing,’ said Ferguson. ‘It was fairly shortly after I’d got rid of the idea of retiring and changed my mind, and I had to rethink about how we were going to take the club forward.

When you make the decision to retire, you stop thinking, but once I decided to stay I started thinking again and it was really centred around bringing energy back into the team by looking at young players. Of course there was Cristiano Ronaldo, then there was Rooney, and it was a fantastic period. The two of them were unbelievable.

Wayne came in as a first-team player right away, even though he was only 18, and he’s gone on to play for Manchester United for 12 years, which is very difficult in the present day. I always think that great players can play in any era. Bobby Charlton would have been a great player today and Wayne Rooney would have been a great player back then.

Awwww. Get a room, lads!

What Time Does Wayne Rooney’s Testimonial Start, And Where Can You Watch It?

Tonight’s pre-season friendly testimonial vs Everton will honour Wayne Rooney’s 12 years with the club, with a visit from his hometown club as both sides prepare for the new season. 30-year-old Rooney joined United in 2004, two years after he broke on to the scene with Everton with his last-minute match-winning debut goal against a stunned David Seaman, announcing his arrival onto The Premier League platform in devastating fashion.

What time does it start?

Manchester United vs Everton will kick-off at 20:00 BST on Wednesday 03 August at Old Trafford.

Where can You watch it?

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 1 from 19:15, with a full repeat shown on MUTV from midnight. Also, Rooney’s testimonial will make history as the first ever game between Premier League teams to be streamed live on Facebook. Joining us as a spectator will be a weeping Bastian Schweinsteiger…

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