Manchester United royalty in attendance to watch Champions League clash with PSG as Laurent Blanc is reunited with Ryan Giggs and David Beckham at Old Trafford
The stars were out in force at Old Trafford on Tuesday night as Manchester United’s Champions League glamour clash with PSG was the hottest ticket in town.
Former United players Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville and David Beckham were in attendance, as was former France centre back Laurent Blanc.
Blanc spent two seasons with United at the end of his stellar playing career and later led PSG to three Ligue 1 titles as a manager.
Former England captain David Beckham (centre) was at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening
Former PSG manager and United defender Laurent Blanc (centre) was also in the stands
Gary Neville (right) raised his right arm to wave while Ryan Giggs offered Blanc a handshake
Giggs and Blanc — who played together for two years from 2001 to 2003 — greeted each other
Beckham had earlier met with interim United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
‘So good to be back in Manchester & so happy to see THE BOSS,’ wrote Beckham alongside a photo of himself and Solskjaer which he posted to Instagram.
Beckham travelled to Manchester for the match with ex-England striker Gary Lineker, who was working as a presenter for BT Sport.
United ambassador Sir Bobby Charlton, a regular at Old Trafford, wore a sombre look on his face, having learned just hours earlier that his friend and former England team-mate Gordon Banks had died.
But it was not just celebrities from the football world who were on the VIP guest-list. Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton was also spotted at Old Trafford.
Beckham shared a picture with old team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of Tuesday’s game
Gary Lineker shared this picture with Beckham on his way to Manchester for the match
Sir Bobby Charlton (centre) looked sombre after hearing about the death of Gordon Banks