7th June, 2017

The Class of ’08

On Sunday, 4th June 2017, Ryan, Ronnie and I went to Old Trafford to watch Michael Carrick’s Manchester United testimonial match.

Carrick’s team – the Manchester United 2008 XI, comprised of some top players from the 2008 era such as Edwin van der Sar, Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov and Nemanja Vidić. The opposition – Michael Carrick All-Stars XI also had some big names on the teamsheet such as Éric Abidal, Clarence Seedorf, Eiður Guðjohnsen and Michael Owen.

The United side were managed by Old Trafford legend Sir Alex Ferguson, whilst the All-Stars were led by Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp (who we later met at the airport).

Here’s a few photos from the day:

Ronnie outside Old Trafford
Old Trafford
Ronnie in the Old Trafford dugouts
The UEFA Champions League trophy
Ronnie and some friendly armed police officers
The match programme with teamsheet (before a few changes)
Both teams leaving the pitch at the end of the match
Both teams leaving the pitch at the end of the match
Harry Redknapp
Harry Redknapp and I at Manchester Airport
Marcus Rashford’s shirt in the Manchester United club store with the new United printing

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