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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to play in legends game at Old Trafford

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to play at Old Trafford again as he pulls on boots for legends game against Bayern Munich to celebrate 20th anniversary of famous Treble

  • Manchester United legends face Bayern Munich legends on Sunday, May 26
  • The game will celebrate United’s 1999 Champions League win and the Treble 
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has joined a host of former stars in the legends squad
  • The Norwegian was named permanent Manchester United boss on Thursday 

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will play at Old Trafford this May as the club celebrates the 20th anniversary of their Treble triumph.

Named permanent boss on a three-year deal on Thursday, the Norwegian has now been confirmed as part of the Manchester United legends squad taking on Bayern Munich legends on May 26.

Solskjaer’s stoppage-time goal sealed victory in the Champions League final at the Nou Camp in 1999, with the match raising funds for the Manchester United Foundation.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will play in a legends game against Bayern Munich at Old Trafford

Solskjaer celebrates after scoring the winner in the 1999 Champions League final in Barcelona

Solskjaer celebrates after scoring the winner in the 1999 Champions League final in Barcelona

MAN UNITED SQUAD 

Goalkeepers: Peter Schmeichel, Raimond van der Gouw

Defenders: Jaap Stam, Denis Irwin, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Ronny Johnsen, Henning Berg, Wes Brown, David May

Midfielders: David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, Jesper Blomqvist, Jonathan Greening

Strikers: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Teddy Sheringham, Dwight Yorke, Andy Cole

Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson 

Sir Alex Ferguson will return to the dugout to take charge of United, with Teddy Sheringham, Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole also confirmed in the squad.

‘I am delighted to be part of this very special reunion,’ Solskjaer said. ‘Over the coming weeks I will be training hard to make sure the boss has me in the starting XI this time around!

‘In all seriousness, it will be a great match and a chance to catch up with some old team-mates, whilst raising vital funds for our Foundation.’

Sheringham, who also scored in the 1999 Champions League final, said: ‘It’s nice to be asked to come back. I think it¹s a great occasion and a great idea to get the game going. 

Sir Alex Ferguson and his players celebrate with the trophy after beating Bayern in 1999

Sir Alex Ferguson and his players celebrate with the trophy after beating Bayern in 1999

Solskjaer is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring a dramatic winner at the Nou Camp

Solskjaer is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring a dramatic winner at the Nou Camp

‘The fact we are going to get a lot of money for the Foundation, for the children of Manchester, I’m delighted to be part of it.’  

Peter Schmeichel will be in goal for United’s legends side, with Jaap Stam, Denis Irwin and Gary and Phil Neville in defence.

David Beckham, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes are among Ferguson’s midfield options for the charity match, with Raimond van der Gouw, Ronny Johnsen, Henning Berg, Wes Brown, David May, Jesper Blomqvist and Jonathan Greening also in the squad.

 

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