Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham to make Old Trafford return

by Ben Topliss

Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham will return to Old Trafford this November for a charity match in aid of UNICEF.

Beckham will captain a Great Britain and Ireland XI to face Zinedine Zidane’s Rest of the World team.

The sides will be managed by Sir Alex Ferguson and Carlo Ancelotti, respectively. The money raised through profits from ticket sales and donations made on matchday will help vulnerable children across the world.

Beckham admitted he is relishing the opportunity to line up at Old Trafford once again.

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“I want a world where children can grow up safe from violence, free from poverty and protected from preventable diseases,” Beckham said.

“This match gives me the perfect opportunity to raise awareness and vital funds to help reach the children who need it most. I am delighted that my friend Zizou will join me in leading two teams, full of our friends and team-mates, at the best stadium in the world.”

It will be fantastic to see Beckham and Ferguson back on the Old Trafford pitch and particularly as it is for an excellent cause, too. The ‘Match for Children’ will take place on 14 November 2015. Tickets cost from £20 (adults) and £10 (under-16s) and are available at: www.manutd.com/tickets.

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