Testimonial with a difference for United and Ajax legend

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Edwin van der Sar has revealed plans for his testimonial on Wednesday night in Holland, with FOUR matches to take place over the course of the day and a dream team featuring Manchester United stars.

The matches will kick off at 4:45pm, with Ajax Under 13s taking on Manchester United Under 13s, followed by legends match between the European Cup winning Ajax side of 1995 and the Holland squad that participated in the World Cup in 1998.

But for United fans, the main event is at 6:15pm, when Ajax takes on van der Sar’s dream team, which will include Rio Ferdinand, Gary Neville, Louis Saha, Nemanja Vidic, Michael Carrick, Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney.

Van der Sar is particularly excited about being joined by his old teammates and friends on the day, with the keeper ready to say thank you to both United and Ajax for his successful footballing career.

"Hopefully it'll be a great night," van der Sar told the Manchester United official website.

"It's a chance for fans to see some top players and some of the current up-and-coming stars for Ajax.


"It's 12 years since I left Ajax, so I'm really looking forward to going back and seeing old friends. I'm grateful for their support with the event. This is the perfect way to say goodbye.

"And I'm delighted the manager, Rene and the players are coming over for the game. I'd like to thank fans and staff at United for six great years. Hopefully it won't be too long before I see you again."

Alessandro Del Piero and Rafael van der Vaart are also still to be confirmed to feature in the dream team squad, along with Dennis Bergkamp, in a day that will celebrate van der Sar’s career in football spanning over 20 years.

Dream Team squad: Van der Sar; van Bronckhorst, Neville, Ooijer, Ferdinand, Vidic, Cocu; Carrick, Giggs, van der Vaart (TBC), Zenden, Kuyt; Bergkamp, Del Piero (TBC), Rooney, Saha.

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