Sir Alex Ferguson will return to the Old Trafford dugout
Ferguson signed Michael Carrick for Manchester United in 2006 (Getty Images)

Sir Alex Ferguson will sit in the Old Trafford dugout once again after being confirmed as the manager of a Manchester United XI in Michael Carrick‘s upcoming testimonial game.

The Scot retired as United’s longest serving manager in 2013, having guided the club to 38 trophies in his 26 years in charge.

The testimonial match will take place on 4 June, with former West Ham manager Harry Redknapp leading a Michael Carrick all-star XI.

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That side will include players like Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Michael Owen.

Sir Alex will lead a side comprising of players from Manchester United’s 2008 squad that won the Premier League and Champions League that season.

Sir Alex Ferguson will return to the Old Trafford dugout
Ferguson managed Manchester United for more than two decades (Picture: Getty Images)

The side will feature the likes of Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.

Manchester United fixtures

West Brom (H) – Sat 1 Apr
Everton (H) – Tue 4 Apr
Sunderland (A) – Sun 9 Apr
Anderlecht (A) – Thu 13 Apr
Chelsea (H) – Sun 16 Apr
Anderlecht (H) – Thu 20 Apr
Burnley (A) – Sun 23 Apr
Man City (A) – Thu 27 April
Swansea (A) – Sun 30 April

Carrick was signed by Ferguson in 2006, going on to play over 300 games for the club and winning five league titles, the FA Cup, the Champions League, the Club World Cup and the league cup twice.

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