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Man Utd announce Solskjaer testimonial

Manchester United will face Espanyol at Old Trafford on August 2 for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's testimonial.

The former Norway international retired in August last year due to injury problems and is now on the club's coaching staff.

Solskjaer told the club's official website: "I am delighted to be given this game by the club.

"It will be a very emotional day for me, to play one last time at Old Trafford in front of our amazing fans.

"I am going to savour every moment and I hope the fans and Manchester United can also share in my special day."

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson hailed the fans' cult hero, saying: "Ole is a loyal servant of Manchester United and I can not think of a more fitting tribute than the club to honour Ole in this way.

"It also gives the fans the opportunity to show their admiration and appreciation for such a well loved player. It will be a fantastic day for everyone."

Chief executive David Gill added: "Ole is one of Manchester United's true professionals.

"We look forward to hosting the first pre-season game at Old Trafford in honour of Ole's illustrious career."

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