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Alex Ferguson To Take Charge Of Britain And Ireland Team At Old Trafford

Sam Moore
By Sam Moore
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Alex Ferguson is to take control of the Old Trafford dugout once again.

Ferguson will once manage David Beckham and a host of former professional footballers as the former Aberdeen and Man United manager takes charge of a Great Britain and Ireland XI to take on a World XI in aid of UNICEF.

The Great Britain and Ireland XI selection, which will be captained by Beckham, will take on a World XI captained by France and Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane at Old Trafford on 14 November.

The World XI will be managed by former AC Milan and Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, while another famous Italian, Pierluigi Collina, will referee the match.


The proceeds from the match will go to the children's charity UNICEF.

Beckham told BBC 1's Nick Grimshaw that when he hung up his boots three years ago that he never envisioned himself putting them on again. However, the Unicef ambassador outlined how it was the chance of playing with fellow peers while raising money for an important cause that made the decision to dust off his boots as an easy one.

The 40-year-old, potential Miami MLS franchise owner added:


TThis match gives me the perfect opportunity to raise awareness and vital funds to help reach the children who need it most.

It may be wishful thinking but we're still hoping we might see Roy Keane get the call up to work under Ferguson once again.




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