Sir Alex Ferguson to return as Man Utd boss for Carrick testimonial

Posted March 21, 2017

There is no greater legend at Manchester United, player or manager, than Sir Alex Ferguson - so the return of the supremely successful manager to the Old Trafford dugout will be a sight to behold for fans.

Ferguson won his second European Cup that night, but as he prepares to manage his 2008 team once again for Michael Carrick's testimonial later this year, he claims he regrets his team selection.

Ferguson's side will be a Manchester United 2008 XI comprising of players in his Premier League and Champions League-winning squad of that year.

Manchester United's iconic team of 2008, that lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy, will clash against former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp's side- All-Star XI.

Park was rarely considered more than a fringe player during his seven-year stay at Old Trafford, but Ferguson regularly called upon him in important, season-defining matches. I think we can be proud of that fact, being a family-type club.

"I don't miss managing".

"I think the best bit [about the testimonial] will be seeing the players, to be honest with you", he went on. I miss the big games of course but I made my decision and I'm enjoying it.

While he has kept quiet through David Moyes and Louis van Gaal's spells in charge, Mourinho revealed he has brought a "respectful and shy" Ferguson back into the picture. 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!

Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Michael Owen will feature in the opposition. "It was a really great bunch of players with a great attitude about them and a good, strong squad", said Ferguson via a video on Monday.