Manchester United have confirmed that Old Trafford will host Roy Keane’s testimonial match with Celtic on 9 May.
The former United skipper spent 12-and-a-half years at the club before moving to the Hoops in November 2005.
Keane said to the Daily Scotsman:
“I am grateful to Manchester United for awarding me a testimonial game and to Celtic for agreeing to participate in it. I look forward to returning to express my appreciation to the fans for the support that they have given me.“
Keane made 479 appearences for United before his surprise departure by mutual consent last year.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said to Radio Five Live:
“This is something that we wanted to do this season as Roy started the season with us. The supporters want to recognise the unbelievable contribution and success he had with the club. He was a fantastic player and captain for me and I hope he gets the proper send off he truly deserves. It will be fantastic night for everyone.”
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