The Rio Ferdinand testimonial

Manchester United 1 Sevilla 3
Old Trafford

United: De Gea, Fabio, Ferdinand (Evans 82), Smalling, Buttner, Valencia (Zaha 65), Cleverley (Jones 46), Anderson (Carrick 65), Kagawa (Giggs 65), Januzaj, Henriquez (Lingard 46).

Sevilla: Beto, Figueiras, Fazio, Pareja (Puerto 56), Alberto, Medel (Guarente 81), Kondognbia, Marin, Perotti, Vitolo (Samperio), Bacca.

09/08/2013 18:00, Report by Mark Froggatt
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As it happened: Rio's testimonial

pace and trickery to fashion that chance and looks high on confidence. (MF)

21:21 Back to the action and the Reds are still pushing to restore parity. This might only be a friendly, but the players look desperate not to be beaten. It's in their DNA. (MF)

21:17 Tonight's star attraction Rio Ferdinand has just been replaced by Jonny Evans. Of course, the United hero received a rousing reception as he left the pitch and manager David Moyes was also on hand to congratulate him on the touchline. (MF)

21:13 Ryan Giggs has been excellent following his introduction and the Welshman has just created a string of chances, first setting up Alexander Büttner to shoot before teeing up Michael Carrick from the edge of the area. On both occasions, a Sevilla defender was able to block the effort. (MF)

21:09 Jesse Lingard, who has looked sharp since coming on, has just gone close to restoring parity. But unfortunately, the Warrington-born youngster was unable to connect with Zaha's low cross and the chance went begging. (MF)

21:00 That goal was immediately followed by a batch of substitutions. Valencia has been replaced by Wilfried Zaha, Shinji Kagawa by Ryan Giggs and Anderson by Michael Carrick. (MF)

20:59 Goal! Antonio Valencia meets Adnan Januzaj's cross to score at the far post, potentially setting up yet another dramatic and entertaining comeback at Old Trafford. United 1 Sevilla 2. (MF)

20:57 The Reds are slowly beginning to dominate at Old Trafford and have seen a couple of decent chances blocked in recent moments. Jesse Lingard, a second half substitute, and Fabio da Silva were both left frustrated. (MF)

20:54 Ryan Giggs and Wilfried Zaha are currently warming up on the touchline, with the former receiving an especially rousing reception from the Stretford End. Quite ridiculously, he's about to enter his 23rd season as a United player. (MF)

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