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Roy Keane Joins United Legends Team For Liverpool Legends Clash

Roy Keane Joins United Legends Team For Liverpool Legends Clash
By Eoin Harrington
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Roy Keane is to return to the site of his final Manchester United appearance on Saturday, to make a sensational return for their legends team against Liverpool at Anfield.

The annual legends game will include Keane for the first time, and it will be only the second time he has donned a United jersey since leaving the club in acrimonious circumstances in 2005.

The late announcement of Roy Keane as a member of United's squad only adds to the excitement around the legends' game, with several icons of the English game already taking part.

Manchester United v Liverpool Legends game: Roy Keane to line out for United once more

The two-legged charity fixture between Manchester United legends and Liverpool legends is in aid of charity, with the first leg at Old Trafford raising over £1.3 million for the Manchester United Foundation.

United are chasing a 3-1 deficit for their trip to Anfield this afternoon, and they can now call on the services of Roy Keane.

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With the game kicking off at 3pm on Saturday afternoon, the late announcement of Keane on the United side is a surprise - but, for sure, a welcome one.

Since his dramatic fallout with manager Alex Ferguson in 2005, and resultant departure from the club, former United man Keane has only worn the club's shirt once, at the Liam Miller memorial match in Pairc Uí Chaoímh in 2018.

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Manchester United v Liverpool Legends: Teams

25 September 2018; Roy Keane, left, and Denis Irwin of Manchester United Legends following the Liam Miller Memorial match between Manchester United Legends and Republic of Ireland & Celtic Legends at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork. Keane and Irwin will be reunited for Saturday's legends game. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Roy Keane will be joined on the United side by fellow former club captain Antonio Valencia, as well as Irishman Denis Irwin, treble winners Ronny Johnsen, Jaap Stam, and Jesper Blomqvist, as well as Dimitar Berbatov, Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, and assorted other ex-United players. Keane's former teammate Andy Cole will assistant manage the side.

Keane's namesake and former Ireland teammate Robbie will line out for the Liverpool team, making his return to Anfield 14 years after his short spell with the club. The Liverpool team is similarly stacked, with 2005 Champions League winners Jerzy Dudek, Djimi Traore, Xabi Alonso, and Luis Garcia among the squad. They will be managed by club legend Kenny Dalglish, with assistance from Ian Rush and John Aldridge.

SEE ALSO: Paul Scholes Reveals The Extent Of His Drinking While A Youth Player At Man United

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