By Callum McFadden.
Manchester United Legends will take on Liverpool Legends in an iconic event that will see the historic rivalry between the two teams rekindle, with the aim of being crowned Legends of the North.
Man United ambassador Bryan Robson will return as manager for the game at Old Trafford on May 21, 2022, after successful spells as manager for legends games against Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona.
Fans can also look forward to welcoming back a host of footballing legends, with players from both teams being announced in the coming weeks.
Robson, who made 461 appearances and scored 99 goals for United during his 13 years at the club, said: “It’s always exciting to play against Liverpool; even in the games of legends, this rivalry is always there. But it’s also about raising money for the Manchester United Foundation, which really helps to encourage and educate young people in Greater Manchester communities.
John Shiels MBE, chief executive of the Manchester United Foundation, said: “These matches are a fantastic opportunity for fans to see the legends of the game in action, but more importantly it’s the chance to make a difference for the fans. 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 increased by 53% and 84% respectively from 2016 to 2021 – and this is likely to rise again due to rising living standards and energy costs.
“Many children are also struggling with their mental health, so your support through events like this is essential in helping the Manchester United Foundation deliver life-changing programs and really make a difference to their future.”
For more information and tickets, please visit www.manutd.com/legends. All proceeds from the Old Trafford game will go to the Manchester United Foundation’s work with young people in Greater Manchester.