Legends of the North: Gary Neville set to feature in Man Utd v Liverpool friendly game

Neville will line up alongside former ‘Class of ‘92’ team-mates Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt.

One of Manchester United’s most famous captains will return to Old Trafford to take part in the ‘Legends of the North’ charity match against rivals Liverpool later this month

Gary Neville is the latest player to be confirmed as part of Bryan Robson’s squad, and will captain the side for the clash between a team of United and Liverpool greats.

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The full-back, who made 602 appearances in a 19-year, silverware-laden United career, endeared himself to the Old Trafford faithful with his passionate displays, particularly against opponents Liverpool.

Gary Neville enjoyed plenty of battles with Liverpool over the years. Credit: Getty.

Neville will now return to the Theatre of Dreams in his previous role as club captain, and is relishing the opportunity: “I’m really looking forward to stepping back out on the pitch and catching up with lads who I shared many great moments with,” he said.

“But we know the reason we’re doing this is for the benefit of the Foundation. I’m passionate about supporting young people in Greater Manchester and giving them opportunities to succeed in life, and I know the Foundation does that so well.

“I’ve no doubt that United fans will come out in their numbers to support a great cause and I look forward to seeing them on 21 May.”

Other ex-Red Devils who are set to feature in the game include: Antonio Valencia, Paul Scholes, Dimitar Berbatov, Nicky Butt, Diego Forlan and Patrice Evra.

All proceeds from the Old Trafford match will go to Manchester United Foundation’s work with young people across Greater Manchester. For more information and tickets please visit www.manutd.com/legends.