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Fergie and Beckham to be reunited at Old Trafford once more

For one night only.

David Beckham and Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of a Champions League fixture in their United days.
David Beckham and Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of a Champions League fixture in their United days.
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A CHARITY FOOTBALL match to fund Unicef will take place at Old Trafford on 14 November and will feature a Great Britain and Ireland XI taking on a Rest of the World team.

Sir Alex Ferguson will manage the GB&I team with Beckham as captain it has been announced, while the Rest of the World outfit will be managed by Carlo Ancelotti and captained by Zinedine Zidane.

All money raised through ticket sales, profits and donations on matchday will go to Unicef, the world’s leading organisation for children in over 190 countries worldwide.

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

“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.”

Italian refereeing legend Pierluigi Collina will be the man in the middle for the tie. Beckham revealed the news on Nick Grimshaw’s BBC Radio 1 show this morning.

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