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David Beckham and Paul Scholes rolled back the years at Old Trafford this afternoon

Like they were never gone.

Image: AP/Press Association Images

SOME OF FOOTBALL’S most iconic names were are at Old Trafford this afternoon for a star-studded charity match between a Great Britain and Ireland XI and Zinedine Zidane’s Rest of the World side.

The ‘Unicef Match for Children’ featured a host of superstars and is the brainchild of the charity’s ambassador David Beckham.

And the former England captain rolled backed the years on his return to the Theatre of Dreams with a trademark cross for Paul Scholes to head home.

Managed by Sir Alex Ferguson, the GB and Ireland side contains several Man United legends as well a couple of less popular players around Manchester, including John Terry and Jamie Carragher.

The home side eventually ran out 3-1 winners.

Great Britain and Ireland v Rest of the World - UNICEF Charity Match - Old Trafford The teams line-up for a minute's silence for the victims of the Paris attacks. Source: Martin Rickett

Great Britain and Ireland v Rest of the World - UNICEF Charity Match - Old Trafford Like he was never gone. Source: Martin Rickett

Britain Soccer Unicef Match for Children He scores goals, goals, Paul Scholes... Source: AP/Press Association Images

Great Britain and Ireland v Rest of the World - UNICEF Charity Match - Old Trafford LVG better watch his back. Source: Martin Rickett

GB and Ireland XI: David James, Jamie Carragher, John Terry, Sol Campbell, Phil Neville, David Beckham (c), Nicky Butt, Darren Fletcher, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Peter Crouch.

Subs: David Seaman, Ashley Cole, Trevor Sinclair, Gary McAllister, Alan Smith, Michael Owen

Rest of the World XI: Edwin van Der Sar, Cafu, Fernando Couto, Mikael Silvestre, Luis Figo, Clarence Seedorf, Robert Pires, Ji-sung Park, Ronaldinho, Patrick Kluivert, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Subs: Raymond Van der Gouw, Fernando Hierro, Landon Donovan, Dwight Yorke.

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