Man Utd boss Moyes ready for Old Trafford debut tonight

Manchester United are taking tonight’s clash with Sevilla for Rio Ferdinand's testimonial seriously.

Manchester United are taking tonight’s clash with Sevilla for Rio Ferdinand's testimonial seriously.

Friday's game will see the proceeds donated to Ferdinand's chosen charities and is being used as a serious pre-season game by manager David Moyes.

Moyes said: "It's important that people recognise that it's all for good causes and also come and see a proper pre-season game.

"I have always seen this a vital part of our preparations for the season."

Ferdinand himself has promised some surprises at half-time tonight.

"In terms of people going on the pitch, the manager wants it to be a serious pre-season game and I think I am governed by that," he said.

"But there will be a few surprises at half-time, I can tell you that.

"I'm not nervous, but obviously all of the attention is on me during the day and I'm more comfortable in a team environment because that is how I've grown up.

"But it will be nice to enjoy it with the fans, the people who attend and my family and friends."

 
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