Ferguson: Ferdinand deserves Man Utd testimonial

Retired Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says Rio Ferdinand deserves his testimonial. The defender's testimonial will be held in August against Sevilla.

Retired Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says Rio Ferdinand deserves his testimonial.

The defender's testimonial will be held in August against Sevilla.

Ferguson, who signed Ferdinand from Leeds in 2002, said: "It is great that the club are granting Rio a testimonial for his services to the club.

"He is one of the best central defenders this club has seen. Rio has a natural ability to read the game and I said last month that I believed that this season has been the best of his Manchester United career.

"It will be a fantastic night for him and the fans, but it also gets next season's campaign off to a great start."

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