The former Manchester United centre forward will go back to Old Trafford in a really different capacity this fall
Derby County captain Wayne Rooney will handle England in Soccer Aid for Unicef to be held later this season.
The 3 Lions all-time top goalscorer will operate together with co-manager Sam Allardyce, together with David Seaman serving as goalkeeping coach for its one-off game to be held in Old Trafford.
Rooney, who combined Derby last year in a player-coach character, was granted permission to get involved in the game as he gains some distinctive managerial expertise and increases awareness to an important reason.
“participate in Soccer Aid for Unicef is something I’ve needed to do for several decades,” Rooney said.
“Formerly, I have not been in a position to make the dates work, but this season was clearly distinct. I was hugely pleased to be requested to handle the England team and though there’ll not be any fans in the game, it’s always special to return to Old Trafford.
“Only, representing your nation is almost always a massive honor — and this game is just the same. I am looking forward to working with Sam and David. Yes, the players and I wish to win the game but the actual success is really helping to raise millions of pounds to Unicef. This year, each #1 contributed is automatically trebled because of the UK Government and Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, therefore I’d ask people to contribute if they could.
“I’d love to thank Derby County Football Club for providing me special dispensation to share in the game. Soccer Aid for Unicef is a series that we have always attempted to see as a family through time. The titles taking part this season will make it among the very exciting to-date, therefore that I expect everyone at home songs in.”
Football Assistance was initially held in 2006 and has been the notion of Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes.
This season’s game was intended to occur in June but was postponed as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, using a fresh September date expected to be confirmed shortly.
Patrice Evra and David James will soon be producing their playing debuts in the charity game this season, while preceding participants Yaya Toure, Wes Brown and Robbie Kean are also returning to participate.
Last year’s game saw the Soccer Aid World XI conquer England on penalties after the game finished 2-2, with Olympic winner Usain Bolt one of the goalscorers.