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Gary Neville Will Play Juventus In Manchester United Testimonial

Old Trafford legend to play one last game next month.

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has been rewarded with a testimonial next month for his loyal 19-year service to the club.

The former Old Trafford skipper will play a friendly against a Juventus XI on May 24, bringing back memories of the famous Champions League semi-final 4-3 aggregate victory over the Old Lady.

Neville made 602 appearances for United, winning nine Premier Leagues, three FA Cups and two Champions League winners medals.

He will use proceeds from the testimonial to support sustainable projects within the community and for supporter initiatives at home and abroad.

The 36-year-old, who retired in February, says he is honoured to be given the opportunity and is looking forward to the occasion.

“I’m delighted to be given this game by the club,” he told the club’s website.

“It’s going to be a very emotional night for me, especially as I pull on that red shirt once more in what will be my last game for the club.

“I intend to savour every moment and I hope the fans can share in my special night.”

Reds boss Sir Alex Ferguson feels Neville deserves the testimonial and will be chance for the fans to say goodbye to their hero.

“Gary has been a loyal servant of Manchester United and this is a fitting tribute to honour Gary and his career,” Ferguson said.

“It also gives fans the opportunity to show admiration and appreciation for a player who’s very much one of them.

“We’ve had many great games against Juventus in the past and I’m sure this will be another memorable night.”

The club will sell tickets for the game on behalf of the Testimonial Committee. To book, call the ticket office on 0161 868 8000.

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