Michael Carrick Confirmed as New Manchester United Captain

Wayne Rooney opened the scoring on his Everton return but it was left to one of the Premier League club's next generation to seal a 2-1 win over Gor Mahia in Tanzania.

Carrick joined United from Tottenham in 2006 and after Rooney's departure is the longest serving player at Old Trafford.

While who gets Rooney's jersey will be an intriguing subplot to the game, there is no doubt Gor are fired up to have their name in the lights when they line up against Ronald Koeman and his star-studded Toffees.

Everton have been given a royal treatment since arrival in Tanzania, from being welcomed by excited fans donning branded T Shirts to a Maasai welcome in Dar es Salaam. Rudiger, also twenty-four, helped Germany lift the 2017 Confederations Cup this time last week and is the second major player to leave Roma for the Premier League this summer, after Liverpool signed Mo Salah for £34 million.

Romelu Lukaku Paul Pogba
GETTY Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba train together at Manchester United

"We are thrilled to have secured an alignment with Everton, a club weaved prominently throughout the tapestry of world football", added Ivo Bozukov, director of global strategy for SportPesa".

Ross Barkley will play no part in Everton's pre-season tour, with a new contract still to be signed.

Jubilant Gor Mahia FC fans make their way to the National Stadium in Dar for their game against EPL side Everton FC on July 13, 2017. "You can't change. It's wrong, I think, to suddenly become a new role and to change, shouting and screaming at everyone telling them what to do", he said. United will have two Belgium internationals in their squad to have played in both Merseyside blue and Manchester red, with Lukaku potentially teaming up with Marouane Fellaini.

  • Stacy Allen