Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Teddy Sheringham, Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole will join their ’99 teammates as the Manchester United Legends take on FC Bayern Legends in a celebration match to raise money for Manchester United Foundation.
The defenders and midfielders for the all-star match have already been confirmed, with Peter Schmeichel back in net, Jaap Stam, Denis Irwin and the Neville brothers in defence, and fellow Class of ’92 stars David Beckham, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes making up the midfield. Raimond van der Gouw, Ronny Johnsen, Henning Berg, Wes Brown, David May, Jesper Blomqvist and Jonathan Greening complete the squad.
Following his appointment as full-time Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking forward to taking to the pitch again, after scoring the Treble-winning goal and emerging from the Nou Camp a hero in 1999:
“I am delighted to be part of this very special reunion,” Ole said. “Over the coming weeks I will be training hard to make sure the boss has me in the starting 11 this time around! In all seriousness, it will be a great match and a chance to catch up with some old teammates, whilst raising vital funds for our Foundation.”
Fellow Champions League final goal-scorer Teddy Sheringham added, “It’s nice to be asked to come back. I think it’s a great occasion and a great idea to get the game going. The fact we are going to get a lot of money for the Foundation, for the children of Manchester, I’m delighted to be part of it.”
Fans can also look forward to welcoming Sir Alex Ferguson back to the Old Trafford dugout, as he and his team celebrate lifting the FA Cup, Premier League and Champions League trophies during that iconic season.
Manchester United and FC Bayern Legends will now meet once again for the anniversary match, with funds raised going towards Manchester United Foundation’s work with young people across Greater Manchester.
For tickets, hospitality and more information please visit: www.manutd.com/treblereunion
. All proceeds will go to Manchester United Foundation.