"It's still one of the best feelings for me to be here at Old Trafford and with the lads - my mates - in the dressing room." said Freddie on his return from the Caribbean.
"Still, the best memory that I have is of my first match here when I played for the under-11s when I was nine years old. I'm always ripping into Pete [Marron] because he put us a wicket on the outfield!
"But at the end of the day, we still went through the same doors and onto the same field and that was a great feeling.
"Of course, it's always amazing to see the place full like the Ashes Test in 2005. I remember driving in on that final day,and seeing all of the people queueing outside.
"It's a shame that we won't be back to play a Test Match against Australia next time. But it's a fantastic cricket ground and it's a pleasure to play here."