- Wayne Rooney to join other Manchester United legends to face World XI in a Soccer Aid for Unicef match in September
- The game billed to hold at the Etihad Stadium will parade football icons and other celebrities in their fields
Red Devils fan Usain Bolt will be participating for the third time in the novelty game organised to raise funds
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Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney will come out of retirement to lead England's attack against the World XI in Soccer Aid 2021 clash at the Etihad Stadium.
The 35-year-old was the Three Lions manager during the 2020 edition of the Unicef fund-raiser event with the World All-Star team winning the game after penalty shootouts at Old Trafford.
Rooney will now join the likes of Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, and Fara Williams in the squad to prosecute the match, while former Man City star Micah Richards will join England's coaching crew.
Multiple Olympic gold medal winner Usain Bolt will be back for his third appearance in the celebrity match as reported by Daily Mail. Rooney who is England's all-time top scorer with 53 goals was quoted saying:
"Pulling on an England shirt is always special, so I'm absolutely delighted to be doing that again in Soccer Aid for Unicef.
"Managing the England team last year was great but being around the players made me want to lace up the boots again - now I've got that chance, one last time."
Meanwhile, legendary Premier League boss Harry Redknapp will be in charge of the World XI coach with Kelly Smith, Roberto Carlos, Patrice Evra, David James, Ashley Cole, Emile Heskey and Jamie Redknapp are among others in his squad.
The celebrities include James Arthur, Tom Grennan, Olly Murs, Mark Wright, Paddy McGuinness, Ore Oduba, Kem Cetinay, Liv Cooke, Roman Kemp, Chunkz and Maya Jama as pundits.
Wayne Rooney predicts France will win Euro 2020
Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has backed world champions France to emerge victorious at the 2020 Euro Championship this summer.
The 35-year-old believes the star-studded French team will build on their success from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Didier Deschamps recently recalled Real Madrid goal poacher Karim Benzema to join the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, and a few others in the attack - a squad Rooney believes it will be difficult for any team to stop.