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First five Reds confirmed for Legends game

Monday 14 March 2022 10:00

Manchester United fans can look forward to welcoming back a team of club heroes for the Legends of the North match on 21 May at Old Trafford.

Diego Forlan, Patrice Evra, John O’Shea, Mikael Silvestre and Karel Poborsky will make up the bedrock of Bryan Robson’s squad, with the Manchester United ambassador returning as manager for the clash against Liverpool - get your tickets here.

Treble-winner Andy Cole will also join Robson in the dugout, helping to lead a squad with an impressive array of honours achieved during their time at Manchester United. The fixture is certainly shaping up to be one not to be missed.

The former Reds are no strangers to taking on the Merseysiders – in 2002, Forlan struck twice in a three-minute spell to help United defeat our arch-rivals 2-1 at Anfield, with Silvestre also notching a brace at Old Trafford two years later. However, it was O’Shea’s last-minute winner in front of The Kop in 2007 that was pick of the bunch.

Former Uruguay forward Forlan, who is looking forward to making a long-awaited return to Manchester, commented: “I have said for a long time that I need to return to Old Trafford, but I didn't think it would be as a player! It will be an honour to step back out onto the pitch and see all the fans again who have continued to chant my name for all these years.

“It will be a great opportunity for me and for everyone involved, especially to play against our old rivals Liverpool, but also to raise money for the children of Greater Manchester.”

The match will see Manchester United Legends take on Liverpool Legends, reigniting a historic rivalry in a bid to be crowned Legends of the North.

For more information and tickets please visit www.manutd.com/legends. All proceeds from the Old Trafford match will go to Manchester United Foundation’s work with young people across Greater Manchester.

It’s all to play for in this epic fixture…who will be crowned Legends of the North?