Class of ’92 member David Beckham and United boss of 26 years Sir Alex Ferguson are set to reunite at Old Trafford once more, for the first time in 12 years since Beckham left the club for Real Madrid.
The pair were rumoured to have a number of comings together during their spell at the club, and never seemed to see eye-to-eye.
But David Beckham has organised a charity match in order to raise money for children’s charity Unicef, which will see him captain a Great Britain and Ireland eleven, with Ferguson managing the side from the dugout.
Zinedine Zidane will captain the opposition World XI, with former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti looking on from the sidelines.
Speaking after announcing the match, David Beckham said;
“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 Zizou will join me in leading two teams, full of our friends and team-mates, at the best stadium in the world.”
The rest of the players are yet to be announced, but renowned referee Pierluigi Collina with officiate the match, with many knowing him as the “best referee in the world” during his impeccable career.
What a fantastic moment to have Beckham back under the floodlights of Old Trafford.
We’ll be at the match, we hope you can support the cause too.