Man United v Australian legends squads confimed

Former Sydney FC striker Dwight Yorke, Paul Scholes and Teddy Sheringham will headline the star-studded Manchester United Legends side that will play an Australian Legends team in Perth on March 25, Professional Footballers Australia have confirmed.

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Manchester United star Paul Scholes and his teammates in action for the Red Devils in 2010. Source: Manchester United

The PFA Aussie Legends team will field the likes of  former Socceroos and A-League star Archie Thompson, former Perth Glory players Bobby Despotovski, Steven McGarry and Jacob Burns along with ex-Premier League striker and Newcastle Jets player Michael Bridges, Nick Carle and Patrick Zwaanswijk and will be coached by ex-Socceroos and Sydney FC boss Frank Farina.

Former Red Devils midfielder Bryan Robson will manage the United Legends team which will also include Denis Irwin, Louis Saha and Mikael Silvestre for the the NIB Stadium clash.

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The game will take place on Saturday March 25, a day prior to Perth Glory's A-League match against Sydney FC, with funds raised going towards the Manchester United Foundation, who have selected local charity, the DT38 Foundation, as being among the parties who will benefit.

The DT38 Foundation was set up after the passing of Dylan Tombides, a young Australian player from Perth who passed away after a battle with testicular cancer in 2014. The charity aims to raise awareness while changing much of the stigma associated with men's health, with testicular cancer a particular focus.

"It's an honour for our family to have Dylan's foundation to be selected as one of the nominated charities that will benefit from such a momentous occasion." Dylan's father Jim Tombides said when the fixture was announced on February 7.

Australian Legends squad:

Bobby Despotovski, Archie Thompson, Jacob Burns, Dean Heffernan, Nick Carle, Patrick Zwaanswijk, Robbie Gaspar, Matt Thompson, Jason Petkovic, Ljubo Milicevic, Con Boutsianis, Jon McKain, Michael Bridges, Jamie Harnwell, Steve McGarry, Scott Miller, Simon Colosimo, Frank Farina (Head Coach); and Clint Bolton (Assistant Coach).

Manchester United Legends squad:

Paul Scholes, Dwight Yorke, Denis Irwin, Teddy Sheringham, Louis Saha, Mikael Silvestre, Russell Beardsmore, Jesper Blomqvist, Dion Dublin, Quinton Fortune, Keith Gillespie, Ronny Johnsen, Lee Martin, Karel Poborsky, Andy Ritchie, Ben Thornley, Gary Walsh, Bryan Robson (Manager).




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Published 25 February 2017 at 1:19pm
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