Sir Alex Ferguson all set to manage David Beckham again in a charity match intended to raise funds for UNICEF
Sir Alex Ferguson is returning to the Old Trafford dugout next month to manage David Beckham and large group of different stars in a charity match.
David Beckham contacted his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson to check whether he needed him to play in a charity match which Sir Alex replied positively and made him his team captain.
Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will manage a Great Britain and Ireland XI captained by David Beckham in a charity match next month. His team will take on a World XI captained by France legend Zinedine Zidane and managed by Carlo Ancelotti at Old Trafford on 14 November.
It will be the first occasion when the retired Scot, having won 38 trophies in 26 years, has returned to the dugout since bidding him adieu as United manager in 2013.
David spent 11 years under Sir Alex but the pair split in 2003 after the scot inadvertently kicked a soccer boot which struck the former England captain’s left eye. Four months later, the manager then sold David to Real Madrid, but they’ve since resolved their differences.
Beckham, who has been a UNICEF ambassador for 10 years said, “Everyone knows I retired three years ago and I never thought I’d be getting my boots out again and playing. Football is such a powerful tool and to have Zidane on the field, Sir Alex Ferguson and Carlo Ancelotti in the stands, I think people are going to love it.”
Tickets are available on the Manchester United website and are priced from £20 for adults and £10 for children.