"We intend to make this a day for families to celebrate two great European cultures and two of the greatest clubs in the world coming together for a very good cause," he added.
"We're very grateful to Emilio Butragueno and a great club for coming back this year. Last year, we raised money for the Real Madrid Foundation so we're delighted Real wanted to come back to Manchester to help our Foundation's great work for communities in the North-West region.
"We've created Red Heart United as a fund-raising banner for the Foundation and all the activities, whether it's the Santa Run, treks or gala dinners, will use the Red Heart United umbrella going forward.
"Through this game, we can help more and more kids break the cycle of mistrust and disengagement by using this power of football and the name of Manchester United to inform, educate and inspire young people."