Manchester United’s legendary manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, will take to the Old Trafford dugouts once again, as he manages the home side in a charity match designed to raise funds for UNICEF.
The away side will be managed by Carlo Ancelotti and captained by French superstar Zinedine Zidane.
Zidane’s old Real Madrid team mate, David Beckham, will be playing under Sir Alex Ferguson once again.
Beckham had this to say about the upcoming charity match:
“I want a world where children can grow up safe from violence, free from poverty and protected from preventable diseases.”
“This match gives me the perfect opportunity to raise awareness and vital funds to help reach the children who need it most.”
“I am delighted that my friend [Zidane] will join me in leading two teams, full of our friends and team-mates, at the best stadium in the world.”
“This was kind of an easy option. I never thought that I’d be playing again, but it’s for a good cause. We’re trying to make things better, we’re trying to help children around the world.”
“It’s always emotional going back there. I went back there with A.C. Milan one year, and for me that’s so emotional.”
“I owe Manchester United so much for this, what they’ve done to involve themselves in this and bring themselves into something that’s so special to me is amazing.”
“I did actually call [Fergie] and ask about this one. I don’t normally, because I saw him the other day for the first time in a long time, and even at Manchester United we’d never even think bout having a glass of wine on front of him.”
“First of all, he’s like a father figure to me – and he has been for so many years.”
“It’s an amazing thing to have him involved in his.”
The ‘Match for Children’ will kick off, at Old Trafford, at 15:00 on 14 November 2015. Ticket information is available at ManUtd.com.