Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez could make Manchester United return for Michael Carrick testimonial

Carrick is celebrating 11 years at Old Trafford

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez could be set for a return to Old Trafford as Michael Carrick hopes to reunite Manchester United’s 2008 Champions League heroes for his testimonial this summer.

A United 2008 XI will face a Michael Carrick XI on June 4 to celebrate the midfielder’s 11 years at the club, since joining from Tottenham in 2006.

The likes of Edwin van der Sar, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs have all confirmed their place, while other members of the side that beat Chelsea in Moscow expected to follow.

Ronaldo’s attendance won’t be established until Real Madrid’s Champions League campaign ends, with the final in Cardiff scheduled for the day before Carrick’s testimonial.

Similarly, Tevez is unable commit due to his schedule in China with Shanghai Shenhua, but the former England international is still hopeful the duo can make it.

While Ronaldo’s return to a red shirt would be celebrated, Tevez’s would be more controversial, having left the Red Devils for rivals Manchester City and helped fire them to a league title at United’s expense.

Carrick said: “I had contact with Carlos before he went to China and he said he would have loved to played but didn’t know where he would be playing so he didn’t know. That’s part of the reason I can’t confirm it’s the whole team because some of the lads are doing different things.

“From 2008, for everyone, there’s loads gone on but whatever has gone on, you can’t take that away, that feeling we had and what we achieved together.

“It would be great to get every single player together. I’ve spoken to Ronaldo but it’s the Champions League final the day before. Who knows. There’s a reason I can’t say 100 per cent who everyone is going to be there. But most of them will be there.”

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