Yorke: Treble Reunion will be a magnificent day
Legendary striker Dwight Yorke will be lacing up his boots one more time to play in the Treble Reunion match at Old Trafford on Sunday 26 May, to raise money for Manchester United Foundation.
Yorke will return to the pitch to celebrate our incredible Treble-winning season of 20 years ago, which was also a dream debut campaign for the Tobagan himself as he bagged 29 goals to finish as the Reds' top scorer.
He will be joined up front by the player he often partnered to devastating effect, Andy Cole, while our other famous attacking options in 1998/99, Teddy Sheringham and current United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will again be available for selection by former boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
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Speaking about the reunion with his old team-mates, Dwight said:
“This will bring back the memories of a lifetime.The gaffer [Sir Alex] will love being out there and we, as players, will love to be led out again by the great man.
“A unique bunch of players will be able to celebrate probably the greatest achievement in the history of Manchester United Football Club.
“It will be a magnificent day for us all; a day full of memories and joy.”
Also in United's Treble Reunion squad are the ex-England midfielders David Beckham, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes. Peter Schmeichel will be back in goal, with Jaap Stam, Denis Irwin, Gary Neville, Ronny Johnsen, Henning Berg, Wes Brown and David May all able to play in front of him in defence. Jesper Blomqvist, Jonathan Greening and goalkeeper Raimond van der Gouw complete the squad.
The Treble Reunion match will take place exactly 20 years to the day United emerged from the Nou Camp with the Champions League trophy, following a famous 2-1 win over Bayern Munich. The two clubs will face each other in the anniversary game, with the resulting funds going towards Manchester United Foundation’s work with young people across Greater Manchester.
“The Foundation has given children opportunities to achieve something they didn’t think they could achieve,” Dwight continued.
“Apart from seeing the old legends and celebrating the anniversary, it’s a much bigger picture. The game will mean a lot to the Foundation so they can continue the wonderful work they’ve been doing for all these years.”
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