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

21:22 United new boy Wilfried Zaha has just gone close to levelling, cutting inside from the flank to fizz a low shot just past the left-hand post. The youngster showed great 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21:17 Tonight's star attraction Rio Ferdinand has just been replaced by Jonny Evans.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 Valencia has been replaced by Wilfried Zaha, Shinji Kagawa by Ryan Giggs and Anderson by Michael Carrick.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)

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