He won the Treble with United in 1999 and now Dwight Yorke is about to pull on a red shirt once more in aid of charity.
United Relief will mix football and music to raise money for Sport Relief and the Manchester United Foundation. The main event, held at Old Trafford on Saturday 1 May, is a game between a United XI and a Rivals XI. It will feature former players (including six of the 1999 Treble-winning side) and current stars of the entertainment world.
Also on the bill is a pre-match concert, with music from The Saturdays, Tinchy Stryder, The Hoosiers and Tony Christie.
Dwight Yorke netted 66 goals in 152 appearances for United and told us he's itching to recreate the "phenomenal" feeling of scoring at Old Trafford...
How much are you looking forward to this match?
I don’t think playing at Old Trafford will ever lose its excitement. I played lots of games there and it never lost its thrill. You still get an incredible buzz when you walk out on that pitch. It’s a fantastic place to play, a unique atmosphere, and it’s all for a great cause so that will be brilliant. I still live in the area and being part of Manchester United is more than just football – it’s about getting involved in charity work, too.
What’s your favourite memory from matches you played at OT?
The Inter Milan game in the Champions League quarter-final in 1999. They’d always been really difficult to play against, so to score twice was really special. Italians had been dominating European football for a while… that game showed Premier League teams could compete. The Barcelona match when we drew 3-3 was also fantastic.
What was the best goal you scored at OT?
I can’t pick one. I can’t remember them all, to be honest! But I remember the feeling of scoring here – the buzz, the energy. Phenomenal. Anyone who’s scored here will tell you it’s amazing.
What occupies your time now you’ve quit football?
I’m still playing football casually. Currently, I’m doing a bit of TV work for Sky and the BBC, and I travel a lot around the Caribbean – I have a home there. I also play a lot of golf. I’m busy, but