Manchester United legends squad confirmed for Legends of the North charity game vs Liverpool

There’s no shortage of ex-Manchester United stars who will play at Old Trafford this weekend.

Manchester United have confirmed their full squad for Saturday’s ‘Legends of the North’ charity game against Liverpool, and shirt numbers.

Both clubs will field a team of ex-players for the friendly, which has been organised to raise funds for the Manchester United Foundation, with £1million the fundraising target.

Several stars such as Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Patrice Evra had previously been announced, but over the weekend United named their full 18-man squad via their official website.

Paul Scholes was originally supposed to play in the game but has had to pull out. Credit: Getty.

United squad & shirt numbers in full

Goalkeeper: Raimond van der Gouw (17), Kevin Pilkington (1)


Defenders: Wes Brown (6), Patrice Evra (3), Ronny Johnsen (5), Gary Neville (2), John O’Shea (22), Mikael Silvestre (27), Jaap Stam (6), Antonio Valencia (25)

Midfielders: Jesper Blomqvist (15), Nicky Butt (8), Quinton Fortune (25), Karel Poborsky (14)

Forwards: Dimitar Berbatov (9), Diego Forlan (21), Louis Saha (9), Danny Webber (28)

Manager: Bryan Robson

Assistant manager: Andy Cole

Bryan Robson will manage the team at Old Trafford. Credit: Getty.


Liverpool squad in full

The opposition also recently announced their squad for the game.

Goalkeepers: Jerzy Dudek (1), Sander Westerveld (1)

Defenders: Bjorn Tore Kvarme (3), Jose Enrique (3), Fabio Aurelio (12), Gregory Vignal (27), Abel Xavier (3), Stephen Wright (29), Jamie Carragher (23)

Midfielders: Salif Diao (15), Momo Sissoko (22), Mark Gonzalez (11), Luis Garcia (10), Yossi Benayoun (11), Steve McManaman (7)

Forwards: Jermaine Pennant (16), Stewart Downing (19), Maxi Rodriguez (11), Dirk Kuyt (18), Andriy Voronin (10), Florent Sinama-Pongolle (24), Anthony Le Tallec (13)


Manager: Sir Kenny Dalglish

Assistant manager: Ian Rush

When is the game?

The match takes place at Old Trafford on Saturday 21 May, with kick-off at 3pm. It will be a 90-minute clash with no extra time, and rolling substitutes.

Tickets for United fans can be purchased here, while Liverpool have also been handed an away allocation for the fixture, which can be viewed via the Liverpool Foundation website.


ManchesterWorld will be covering the game live from Old Trafford, so make sure to check out the website on Saturday to hear how the match unfolds and what the ex-professionals have to say after donning the famous red shirt once again.