He joins a long list of icons who have already confirmed their participation in the charity event scheduled for later this month in New York City.
After becoming the latest former Manchester United player to sign up for their ‘Legends of the North’ charity game against Liverpool, Antonio Valencia is due to return to Old Trafford later this month.
After more than 300 appearances for the club and two Premier League titles, the former United captain will put on a United shirt once more on Saturday, May 21 when the club plays a charity game in the stadium. In fact, Valencia’s first appearance at Old Trafford since departing the club in 2019 will be his first appearance since declaring his retirement from the club in January of this year.
Valencia becomes the latest player to be named to Manchester United’s squad, following a slew of club icons who have already been announced. Patrice Evra and Dwight Yorke are among the players who have signed up to take on their old rivals Liverpool. Paul Scholes, Dimitar Berbatov, Nick Butt, Jaap Stam, Patrice Evra, and Nick Butt are among the players who have signed up to take on their old rivals Liverpool.
The famous skipper Bryan Robson will serve as the captain of the United team. The Manchester United Foundation will receive 100% of the proceeds from the game, which will be used to support their work with young people throughout Greater Manchester.
When asked about the game, Robson said on the club’s website: “It’s always exciting to play against Liverpool; even in legends games, the rivalry between the two teams is still there. In addition, the event is intended to raise funds for the Manchester United Foundation, which is dedicated to encouraging and educating young people in communities throughout Greater Manchester.”
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In addition to playing at Old Trafford later this month, a return leg on Merseyside is scheduled for a later date. A slew of high-profile names are expected to be named for United in the lead-up to this month’s match, adding to the lengthy list of players who have already been confirmed.
Among those returning to the United fold are Diego Forlan, John O’Shea, Mikael Silvestre, Karel Poborsky, Wes Brown, Louis Saha, Ronny Johnsen, Jesper Blomqvist, and Quinton Fortune, in addition to the players already named. Both teams will be competing for the honor of being dubbed “Legends of the North.”