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Bryan Robson confirmed as manager for Legends charity match

Fans’ favourite Bryan Robson will return to Old Trafford to manage a team of club greats in the Legends of the North clash against Liverpool on 21st May.

| by Jack Holmes

The man affectionately remembered as Captain Marvel recorded an impressive 461 appearances for United during his 13 years at the club, scoring one shy of a ton of goals. 


Talking ahead of the legends match, Bryan said: “It’s always exciting playing against Liverpool; even in legends games that rivalry is still there. But it is also about raising money for Manchester United Foundation, which really helps to encourage and educate young people in communities across Greater Manchester.”


When talking about Robson and Liverpool, fans of a certain vintage will no doubt think of the former no. 7’s thunderous strike in the 1985 FA Cup semi-final replay. Described by Bryan as “probably the best goal I scored in my career” the strike helped secure safe passage to Wembley and the ultimately victorious FA Cup final against Everton.

United and Liverpool is a game that will always quicken the pulse and Bryan will be the perfect man to have at the helm for this one having played against the Merseysiders 27 times during his football career, netting seven goals for good measure. He also had a knack of notching unexpected good results against them during his time as a manager, recording five wins and three draws from 13 matches played during his time as Middlesbrough boss.


Since then, Bryan also recorded wins in some of our other recent legends matches against giants of the game including Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona. Fingers crossed this vein of form continues when Liverpool head to town on the 21st May,


Now that we have our manager in place, keep an eye on Manchester United Foundation channels for player announcements over the coming weeks for what promises to be a line-up filled with United greats.


All proceeds from the Old Trafford match will go to Manchester United Foundation’s work with young people across Greater Manchester and you can purchase your tickets for the Legends of the North clash by clicking here.