Manchester United player Michael Carrick gets to play in his testimonial on what will be a great Afternoon of football at Old Trafford on June 4.
Carrick has been one of the most consistent and hard-working players at Manchester United and a great ambassador for the Premier League and for football, all money raised will go to his own charity “Michael Carrick Foundation”.
The game on June 4 will be Manchester United 2008 XI vs Michael Carrick All-Stars, players confirmed for the Manchester United team so far will be:
- Edwin Van Der Sat
- Gary Neville
- Rio Ferdinand
- Paul Scholes
- Ryan Giggs
The all-stars line up will feature:
- Steven Gerrard
- Frank Lampard
- Michael Owen
More stars are to be announced, as you can see by the confirmed list, it will be one amazing football game to watch.
Michael Carrick said: “To have played for the greatest football club for 11 years is something that I’m very proud of and it is an honour to have been given a testimonial. The game will be very special for myself and my family and I hope it will also be a memorable day of celebration for all involved.
“It is such a privilege to have this amazing opportunity and I’m excited at the prospect of bringing together some former team-mates as well as some of the best players I’ve played against. The incredible support I’ve received over the years is something I’m very grateful for and I could never thank you, the fans, enough. As much as the occasion is about football, I also see this as a chance to give something back.
“All the proceeds from the game are going to charity. I hope to raise as much money as possible for my Foundation to help make a difference to children’s lives. It’s something I’m very passionate about and I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to making this testimonial possible.”
And the current manager Jose Mourinho said: “I am delighted Michael has been awarded a testimonial. Michael is a phenomenal person and a true professional. He gives stability in our game and mental freedom to the other guys around him to be more attacking. He has a big understanding of the game and is a great role model for our younger players. This will be a fitting way for Michael and his family to celebrate his achievements over the past 11 years and for Michael to create a lasting legacy through his foundation.”
You can buy tickets and more information for this special event HERE