Yorke and Scholes headline United side to tour Australia

Former Sydney FC striker Dwight Yorke and fellow Red Devils legend Paul Scholes are part of a star studded Manchester United Legends side that will play an Australian Legends XI team in March.

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Yorke during a United legends charity match Source: Getty Images Europe

Manchester United confirmed the game on Twitter, with the duo joining a squad that will also feature Brian Robson as coach, Denis Irwin, Mikael Silvestre and Karell Poborsky.

The game will take place at Perth's NIB Stadium 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.

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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 to the West Australian.



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Published 7 February 2017 at 1:51pm
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