Manchester United have confirmed their squad for the Legends match against Liverpool on Thursday 3rd September.
Old enemies will come up against each other as big names from the past in both sides clash in Stockholm, Sweden on Thursday afternoon.
‘Captain Marvel’ will manage the United side, whilst his own captain will be Denis Irwin. It’s the most star-studded line-up a Legends match has ever produced, though, as the more high-profile matches with Bayern Munich’s old boys usually feature some bigger name; there are plenty here though:
Raimond van der Gouw, Kevin Pilkington; Russell Beardsmore, Clayton Blackmore, Denis Irwin, Ronny Johnsen, Lee Martin; Jesper Blomqvist, Quinton Fortune, Keith Gillespie, Karel Poborsky, Bryan Robson, Mickey Thomas, Ben Thornley; Dwight Yorke.
As the only striker in the squad, Dwight Yorke will be looking to be amongst the goals. Big names such as Clayton Blackmore, Ronny Johnsen and Denis Irwin are everpresent in United’s Legends squads and will certainly feature against Liverpool’s selection.
Quinton Fortune has proved useful in recent Legends matches whilst Raimond van der Gouw will this time be first-choice ‘keeper, due to Edwin van der Sar’s absence through more pressing commitments.
Robson and Irwin have given their thoughts on the game (via the official club website)
“Once you’ve been a pro sportsman, there is no such thing as a friendly”, said Brian Robson, who will be keen to beat the Merseyside outfit.
“So, even if you’re playing five-a-side, you want to win. If it’s a game of dominoes, you want to win it. The Liverpool lads want to win the game and the lads we turn out will want to win the game as well.”
Irwin said: “They are two northern powerhouse cities, industrial cities, and two of the most famous clubs in the world with great tradition and history. Whenever we were up against them, we knew the whole world was watching. Every game we’ve had for the Legends has been great and they raise money for the Manchester United Foundation.”
Our boys are out for blood! The game will be shown live on MUTV.