Manchester United’s legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson is all set to return to the Old Trafford dugout for Michael Carrick’s testimonial match.
The decorated Scot retired as the Red Devils’ boss in 2013, after having won almost everything there is to win at the club level with Manchester United, including 13 Premier League titles, 5 FA Cups, 2 Champions League trophies, and a FIFA Club World Cup, amongst others.
Sir Alex was also the man who brought Michael Carrick at the club, back when he signed the Englishman from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006.
Ferguson is now set to return as the Manchester United XI boss this summer, and he will manage a team that will include the likes of Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes, and Ryan Giggs, amongst other superstars from the Reds’ Champions League winning team of 2008.
Michael Carrick announced the news of Sir Alex’s return on twitter earlier today, by posting the following message:
— Michael Carrick (@carras16) March 20, 2017
In the accompanying video, Carrick further added: “Honoured that he’s going to come back and be part of the game. He’s probably the sole reason I came to the club and I can’t thank him enough. He’s been a huge influence on my career, learned so much from him and he’s the man who probably taught me to win.”
This testimonial game, which will be played between the Manchester United 2008 XI and Michael Carrick All-Stars XI, will be held at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017.
The money raised through this match will be distributed to the charities chosen by the Michael Carrick Foundation, which is a charity in itself.