Villa Park

Next Game

A Villa v Man Utd

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Old Trafford

Last Game

Man Utd 3 - 0 Liverpool

Sunday, 14 December 2014, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Rio Ferdinand testimonial confirmed

Manchester United will face Sevilla in a testimonial for Rio Ferdinand at Old Trafford on August 9.

Last Updated: 03/06/13 at 13:46 Post Comment

Rio Ferdinand: About to prepare for 12th season at Old Trafford

Rio Ferdinand: About to prepare for 12th season at Old Trafford

Manchester United have announced that a testimonial for long-serving defender Rio Ferdinand will take place on August 9.

The Premier League champions will take on Spanish side Sevilla at Old Trafford just two days before United face Wigan in the Community Shield at Wembley Stadium.

The 34-year-old centre-half recently signed a one-year extension to his contract with the club after completing his 11th season under the now-retired Sir Alex Ferguson.

"This is going to be a big night for me as well as an emotional one," said Ferdinand. "I cannot believe where those 10 years have gone and I am lucky to have spent them here at Manchester United.

"This club is unique in every way, the history and drive of the place is unbelievable, it spurs everyone to succeed.

"The fans are the best in the world, their commitment is amazing and I have appreciated their support throughout my career. I hope they enjoy the night as much as I intend to."

Ferguson, who signed Ferdinand from Leeds in 2002, added: "It is great that the club are granting Rio a testimonial for his services to the club.

"He is one of the best central defenders this club has seen. Rio has a natural ability to read the game and I said last month that I believed that this season has been the best of his Manchester United career.

"It will be a fantastic night for him and the fans, but it also gets next season's campaign off to a great start."

Ferdinand has made 432 appearances for United in all competitions, winning six Premier League titles and the 2008 Champions League.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

heck Opta stats.... Sterling is already better than Alexis on pace and creativity and when he can match him physically he will be ten times the player Sanchez ever was or will be!!

hoggylfc
Rodgers: Sterling can be striker

I

expect Pulis to have a nice Christmas dinner with his family- probably all sitting around the table wearing Christmas themed baseball caps, before he gets the call. Realistically he could end up at any number of clubs, it'll be interesting to see which club folds first.

mark.m
For Foxes' Sake, Call The Pulis...

A

s a Liverpool fan, I personally hate Palace. My pick would probably be Arsenal, which is funny because it seems the vast majority of their own fans don't even like them right now.

mark.m
Who Has Got The Likeability Factor?

Footer 365

Premier League: Mario Balotelli handed one-match ban for social media post

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been given a one-match ban by the FA after his controversial post on social media.

Premier League: Agent confirms Hatem Ben Arfa is poised for a January transfer

Hatem Ben Arfa is set for a January move after finding himself unwanted at Newcastle and Hull, his agent has confirmed.

Liverpool: Kolo Toure says Adam Lallana is player of season

Kolo Toure has named Adam Lallana as Liverpool's player of the season despite Raheem Sterling's eye-catching form.

Mail Box

Gonna Party Like It's Your Birthday...

There are an awful lot of folk claiming to share their birthdays with Lionel Messi or Ronaldo, while we have an Arsenal fan who doesn't want to be liked and more...

Manager Of The Month, My A***...

We have a Newcastle fan having a pop at his manager, some mild reaction to last night at Bournemouth, a justication of that Falcao cost and why the Neviller rules...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property