Reds legends Gary Neville and Nicky Butt are just two of the star names in the opposition squad selected for Scholes' testimonial match by another Old Trafford icon, Eric Cantona - now the Cosmos' Director of Soccer - and by the American club's honorary president, Brazil World Cup legend Pele.
Also on the list announced today are Premier League veterans Sol Campbell, Brad Friedel, Robbie Keane, Brian McBride and Patrick Vieira, plus former Real Madrid defenders Michel Salgado and Fabio Cannavaro.
Full squad: Nicky Butt, Chad Calderone*, Sol Campbell, Fabio Cannavaro, Ibrahim Diaby*, Stefan Dimitrov*, David Diosa*, Brad Friedel, Marvin Iraheta*, Robbie Keane, Brian McBride, Dane Murphy*, Gary Neville, Yanik Reyering*, Michel Salgado, Moriken Sangary*, Patrick Vieira. (*Denotes New York Cosmos Under-23 player)
Manchester United vs New York Cosmos will raise the curtain on a new season at Old Trafford, kicking off at 19:30 BST on Friday 5 August. For ticket prices and availability, see www.manutd.com/tickets or call + 44 (0) 161 868 8000.