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Carrick reveals ‘best defender Premier League has seen’ will play in his testimonial

Date Posted,May 28, 2017

Michael Carrick has revealed John Terry will be playing in his Manchester United testimonial on Sunday.

The 35-year-old midfielder is celebrating a decade’s worth of service at Old Trafford.

Sir Alex Ferguson recruited Carrick from Spurs in 2006 for a shrewd £18million. Since then, the midfielder has gone on to win five Premier Leagues, one FA Cup, three League Cups, one Champions League and more recently, the Europa League.

The match is between Manchester United’s 2008 starting XI Champions League winners and a Michael Carrick All-Star XI.

Michael Carrick of Manchester United celebrates with the Europa League trophy (Photo: Manchester United/Getty Images)

So far, Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Nemanja Vidic, Wayne Rooney and manager Sir Alex Ferguson have all been named in United’s team.

Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Michael Owen, Jamie Carragher and manager Harry Redknapp have all been confirmed to play in the All-Star team.

Michael Carrick’s squad is based on United’s 2008 Champions League final (Photo: Mirrorpix)

On Monday, Carrick announced John Terry will also be joining the all-star team – and dubbed him as one of the best defenders the Premier League has ever seen.

“I’ve known him for a long time,” said Carrick. “When I lived in London, when we were at West Ham, we spent quite a bit of time together.

John Terry recently said goodbye to Chelsea (Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

“We played for England together from U21s to the seniors and we had some big battles as well.

“Chelsea became big rivals and he’s been the mainstay in that team. Captain of the club. Captain of England. It says everything about him.

“He’s a terrific player, one of the best defenders you’ll see and Premier League’s seen.”

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