New York Cosmos are making the trip to Manchester on August 5th for Paul Scholes’ testimonial.

Eric Cantona is their director of football at the American club but will be coaching the side for the game.

“I wish to congratulate Paul for such an incredible career at Manchester United,” said Cantona. “I am looking forward to returning to Old Trafford in my new role with the New York Cosmos.”

Scholes has paid tribute to the club, fans and manager ahead of the testimonial.

“This is going to be a big night for me and my family but one which I intend to enjoy and I will savour every moment,” said Scholes. “I have spent my whole footballing life at Manchester United, so this will be an emotional farewell. This club is special in many ways but the fans are the best and I have always appreciated their support throughout my career. I hope they enjoy the night, especially seeing the Boss and Eric battling it out in front of the dug-outs.”

Scholes will be grateful of getting to share the attention with someone else, with plenty of fans eager to show their appreciation towards Cantona.