Edwin van der Sar to make Manchester United return in charity game

Edwin van der Sar to make Manchester United return in charity game

Edwin van der Sar has confirmed that he will return to Old Trafford to play for Manchester United legends against Bayern Munich All Stars in the Red Heart United charity match this summer.

The Dutchman is rightly regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers in Man United’s history having won a multitude of trophies during his six-year stint at the club.

Since retiring, van der Sar has taken part in a number of charity games including Soccer Aid and the Legends clash with Real Madrid in 2013.

United’s manager for the game, Bryan Robson, said he is delighted to have van der Sar in his squad.

Speaking about the 44-year-old, Robson said: “I’m really pleased Edwin will come across. Jaap Stam, Ronny Johnsen, Paul Scholes, Phil Neville, Dwight Yorke, Andy Cole, Quinton Fortune and Denis Irwin too.

“The squad’s coming together quite nicely and I’m happy with it.”

Meanwhile, Bayern boss Paul Breitner will have players such as Giovani Elber, Niko and Robert Kovac, Roy Makaay, Paulo Sergio, Michael Tarnat, Mark van Bommel, Daniel van Buyten and Dietmar Hamann to choose from when the two team’s face each other in June.

Any funds that the game raises will help the community through the Manchester United Foundation. It will be fantastic to see so many United legends pull on the red shirt again, particularly for such a good cause.

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