The Line-Ups For Michael Carrick's Testimonial Have Been Confirmed
Michael Carrick has confirmed the official line-ups for his testimonial on Sunday afternoon.
Carrick has been rewarded with a testimonial after 11 years of service at Manchester United, and a number of former teammates will take part in the game.
Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Paul Scholes are just a few to appear in Carrick's team, while Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Eric Abidal and Michael Owen line-up for the opposition.
The 35-year-old has chosen a United XI from 2008, while the other team are named the 'All Stars'. We can't wait to see Neville vs Carragher at Old Trafford on June 4th.
Here's the line-ups in full:
65k tickets have been sold...I can't wait! https://t.co/DioShbBvTu @_MCFoundation @ManUtd pic.twitter.com/yTi62H6Urv
- Michael Carrick (@carras16) May 31, 2017
Three years after retiring from the game, Sir Alex Ferguson will also return to the dugout and take charge of the Manchester United team for Michael Carrick's testimonial.
Ferguson, who took charge of a phenomenal 1500 competitive fixtures during his time at Manchester United, will return to Old Trafford as he joins the likes of Ryan Giggs and Dimitar Berbatov in the United XI.
Honoured to announce that The Boss will be manager at my testimonial in partnership with @_MCFoundation & @ManUtd. Will be a special day. pic.twitter.com/mDwcb4nTpA
- Michael Carrick (@carras16) March 20, 2017
Carrick has enjoyed 11 successful years at Manchester United since joining the club in July 2006, making over 300 appearances for the club.
And Ferguson was full of praise for Carrick when speaking about the testimonial to MUTV:
"I think the best bit will be seeing the players, to be honest with you. 'No [I don't miss managing]. I miss the big games of course but I made my decision and I'm enjoying it.
"I don't have to worry about you lads or the agents or the press conferences and having to control that press secretary of mine!
"I'm delighted Michael is getting a testimonial. It tells you Manchester United are probably the only club in England that can do that. Players do tend to stay a long time here. We don't have players here one minute and gone the next."