Sir Alex Ferguson will take charge of Man United at Old Trafford on June 4 for first time since retiring

Manchester United's legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson is set to return to the dugout - for Michael Carrick's testimonial.

United's most successful boss hung up the hairdryer in 2013 - after claiming 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two Champions League trophies.

Ferguson signed Carrick from Tottenham in 2006 and the midfielder has gone on to make 444 appearances at Old Trafford.

Sir Alex Ferguson and Michael Carrick

Carrick, who will host the game on June 4, announced in a tweet: "Honoured to announce that The Boss will be manager at my testimonial in partnership with @ _MCFoundation & @ ManUtd . Will be a special day."

He added in an accompanying video: "Honoured that he’s going to come back and be part of the game. He’s probably the sole reason I came to the club and I can’t thank him enough.

"He’s been a huge influence on my career, learned so much from him and he’s the man who probably taught me to win."

Carrick has been at United for 11 years and the showpiece event at Old Trafford could also signal the end of his glittering association with the club.

The United veteran is out of contract at the end of this season and has yet to sign an extension, amid suggestions this will be his farewell campaign.

All the money raised from the June 4 game at Old Trafford will go to chosen charities through the newly-created Michael Carrick Foundation.

The match will be between a United 2008 XI and a Carrick All-Stars team, with confirmed stars for the home side including Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.

The All-Stars line-up will feature Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Michael Owen, with more big names set to be announced.

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