By Andy Hyslop
- Beckham to put his boots back on and captain a Great Britain and Ireland team
- They will face a Rest of the World team captained by Zinedine Zindane
- Match will raise money for UNICEF
David Beckham has announced that he will be putting his boots back on to play at Old Trafford again. Beckham will captain a Great Britain and Ireland team against a Rest of the World side captained by Zinedine Zindane.
Beckham posted a picture of himself and Zindane in their Real Madrid days on Instagram confirming the match. The post included the following statement:
I never thought that I would be putting my boots back on but it’s for a great cause, the incredible work of @unicef for children. I’m honoured to be playing at Old Trafford again, captaining a Great Britain & Ireland team managed by the great Sir Alex Ferguson against a Rest of the World side captained by my friend @zidane and managed by the legend, @mrancelotti I hope to see you there @manchesterunited on November 14th. Tickets on sale from today at www.manutd.com/tickets #MatchForChildren @unicef
Beckham is in his tenth year as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, having up the post in 2005, whilst still a Manchester United player. Beckham will be joined in making a Old Trafford return by fellow Ambassador and former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Sir Alex will return to the dug-out at Old Trafford for the first time since his retirement in 2013, as he takes charge of Beckham and the Great Britain and Ireland side.
The match will take place on November 14 2015 kicking off at 3pm and tickets can be purchased on the official Manchester United website
Money raised from the sales of match tickets and donations made on matchday will go to UNICEF to help protect the World’s most vulnerable children.
Tickets are priced at £20 for adults and £10 for under-16s
Lets make this a sell-out and raise money for a worthy cause