Midfielder Michael Carrick has confirmed that legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will return to Old Trafford in June.
The 35-year-old, who has scored one goal in 25 appearances in all competitions for The Red Devils so far this season, has been handed a testimonial match to reward his service to the Premier League club on Sunday, June 4 (16:00).
A United 2008 XI will take on a Carrick All Star XI at The Theatre of Dreams, and the veteran central midfielder was delighted to announce that Ferguson, who lifted 13 Premier League titles during his illustrious managerial career at United between 1986 and 2013, will return to the dugout for the occasion.
Carrick said, via the Daily Star, “Here’s our manager Sir Alex Ferguson. The Boss.
“There’s not much introduction really for this man. I’m honoured that he’s going to come back and be part of the game.
“He’s probably the sole reason I came to this club, he brought me here, he signed me.
“I can’t thank him enough, he had a huge influence on my career, I learned so much from him.
“He’s the man that probably taught me how to win.”
Carrick himself has won the UEFA Champions League, five Premier League titles, the FA Cup, three League Cups, among much more silverware, since switching Tottenham Hotspur for United back in July 2006.