Manchester United Legends will take on Liverpool FC Legends in an iconic friendly match that will see the historic rivalry between the two teams reignited.
Manchester United legend Bryan Robson will manage the side at Old Trafford on May 21, 2022, following successful management stints for legends matches against Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona.
Both sides will be announced in the coming weeks, with a host of footballing legends set to be involved.
Robson, who made 461 appearances and scored 99 goals for Manchester United in his 13 years at the club, 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.”
John Shiels MBE, chief executive of Manchester United Foundation, said: “These matches are a fantastic opportunity for fans to see legends of the game back in action, but more importantly, it’s the chance to make a difference to young people in our communities who have really suffered during the pandemic. More children than ever are living below the poverty line – in Manchester and Oldham the number of children living in poverty has increased by 53% and 84% respectively from 2016 to 2021 – and this is likely to increase again due to the rise in living and energy costs.
“Many children are also suffering with their mental health, so your support through events like this is vital to help Manchester United Foundation deliver life-changing programmes and really make a difference to their futures.”
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All proceeds from the Old Trafford match will go to Manchester United Foundation.