Cristiano Ronaldo.

Watch United's 2007 charity game in full

Friday 11 March 2022 16:00

On Sunday, from 20:00 GMT, there will be a chance to watch the classic 2007 charity game between Manchester United and a Europe XI in its entirety on our official club channels.

The date marks the 15-year anniversary of the Old Trafford event, as the UEFA Celebration Match raised a seven-figure sum for the club's Foundation and signalled the start of its inspiring work with the local community and beyond.

Marcello Lippi managed the opposition, while Sir Alex Ferguson selected from his first-team squad, although former striker Andy Cole, then of Portsmouth, made a return as a guest player, starting on the bench.

Henrik Larsson captained the visitors, with his short-term loan deal with the Reds having just expired.

Henrik Larsson and Gary Neville lead the teams out of the tunnel.

Wayne Rooney opened the scoring early on, converting a pass by Paul Scholes, before Wes Brown doubled the lead by capitalising on some excellent work by Ryan Giggs.

Florent Malouda fired past Tomasz Kuszczak to pull one back, only for a Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick, that flew past keeper Santiago Canizares, to re-establish the two-goal advantage for the Reds.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a future Red making his maiden appearance at the stadium, spurned a glorious chance to make it 3-2, when hitting the bar with a penalty after he was fouled by Brown inside the box.

Instead, Rooney made it 4-1 with his second of the match, finishing off a move that involved Ronaldo and Park Ji-sung to the delight of the crowd.

There were a number of changes in the second half, including Bolton striker El Hadji Diouf, who would score twice to make the final score 4-3 in United's favour. The Senegal international headed past Tom Heaton and then scored from the spot after a handball by Gabriel Heinze.

Liverpool quartet Jamie Carragher, Steven Gerrard, Bolo Zenden and Robbie Fowler were among the substitutes who came on for the Europe XI on an entertaining night for all concerned.

David Beckham salutes the Old Trafford crowd at half-time.

Furthermore, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer showed off the European Cup to the fans, having scored the unforgettable winner to secure the Champions League trophy in 1999 against Bayern Munich, while David Beckham was unable to play but addressed everybody in a half-time interview conducted on the pitch.

So look out for some great goals and famous faces in the footage - from Sunday at 20:00 GMT on our official channels -, the United App and MUTV.