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Beckham to make stunning United comeback

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Ex-Manchester United star David Beckham is considering making a return to Old Trafford, in his Red Devil shirt, for the Gary Neville testimonial match, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

Nicky Butt and Phil Neville are confirmed to be making appearances, and with Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs likely to appear for Manchester United, David Beckham would make the reunion of the stars from the 1999 treble winning squad complete.

Beckham is currently in the middle of the MSL season in America, playing for LA Galaxy. The superstar is reportedly expected to make a decision about playing at Old Trafford once more by the end of next week.

Should Beckham step on the pitch in a Manchester United shirt for Neville, who was the best man at Beckham’s wedding to Victoria, it will be the first time that ‘Golden Balls’ has graced the pitch in his original shirt since 2003.


 

Giggs, Scholes, Butt, Neville and Beckham were all part of the Manchester United class of 92, and won six Barclays Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the European Cup together, as well as achieving the elusive treble in 1999.

Other Manchester United teammates, including Ronny Johnsen, Henning Berg and Dwight Yorke, are also reportedly involved in the testimonial.

"When Gary asked me to play in his game I immediately said yes, especially when I heard that the class of 92 were going to be there too," Butt said.

"It was a special time for all of us growing up and it is only now as you look back that you actually see what an amazing story it is."

Neville’s brother Phil is also suitably excited that he will be joining his brother on the pitch for what will no doubt be an emotional encounter.

"I am so excited to be going back to Old Trafford to celebrate what will be an amazing night for my brother," Neville said.

"It will be an emotional night for all the family but what a fitting way for Gary to bow out of a fantastic career.

"Gary always looked up to Juventus as the team to emulate so it's great that the game will be against them.

"He will go down as the best full-back to play at Manchester United and he will miss pulling on the red shirt as I know how much it means to him."

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