Rio Ferdinand Handed Man United Testimonial Against Sevilla

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Manchester United will honour Ferdinand with a testimonial two days before the Community Shield.

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Long serving Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand will be honoured with a testimonial at Old Trafford just two days before the season opening Community Shield according to Sky Sports.

United will take on Spanish club Sevilla in the match.

Ferdinand will be entering his 12th season at Manchester United, having signed a one-year contract extension with the club at the end of last season.

“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 will be the first season that Ferdinand and his team mates will be playing under a new manager after Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the end of the 2012/2013 season.

Ferguson has been replaced by Everton manager David Moyes and the Community Shield will be the first competitive game of the Scots reign.

Ferdinand has had an incredibly successful career at Old Trafford having made 432 appearance for Manchester United and having won six Premier League titles and the 2008 Champions League.

Moyes will be hoping to keep experienced players like Ferdinand and Nemanya Vidic fit for the forth coming season as they will give the United defence added steel when it comes to defending their crown.

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