Squad to face United in Scholes testimonial announced

by Sam Peoples

The full squad that New York Cosmos will be sending out to face United in Paul Scholes testimonial on 5 August has now been officially announced. Directed by United legend Eric Cantona, both Nicky Butt and Gary Neville will be lining up against the ginger genius with the rest of the squad boasting the likes of World Cup winning captain Fabio Cannavaro, an old arch enemy in Patrick Viera and old England team-mate Sol Campbell. For me, I thought I would have seen a bigger list of superstars as I thought that many would bite the hand off to be involved in the testimonial against Scholes but the line-up, in my opinion, is a bit flacid. The game must go on however and on 5 August, we will see Paul Scholes run out in the red of Manchester for the last time, a sight sure to strike many an emotional fan in what will be a sold out Old Trafford.

Full squad: Nicky Butt, Chad Calderone*, Sol Campbell, Fabio Cannavaro, Ibrahim Diaby*, Stefan Dimitrov*, David Diosa*, Brad Friedel, Marvin Iraheta*, Robbie Keane, Brian McBride, Dane Murphy*, Gary Neville, Yanik Reyering*, Michel Salgado, Moriken Sangary*, Patrick Vieira. (*Denotes New York Cosmos Under-23 player)

Full story: Manchester United Official Website

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