Alex Ferguson to manage David Beckham in charity clash

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David Beckham will star under the guidance of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford once again in November. 

The former England captain has revealed on Instagram that he will be captaining a Great Britain & Ireland team against a Rest of the World side on November 14.

Beckham's former Real Madrid teammate Zinedine Zidane will captain the Rest of the World, who will be managed by ex-Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti. 


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Italian referee Pierluigi Collina will take charge of the clash at the Theatre of Dreams. Money raised from the game will go to children's charity Unicef. 

Manchester United fans will certainly be excited by the prospect of Ferguson sitting in the Old Trafford dugout once again while Beckham will no doubt be hoping to prove his class on the pitch. 

Beckham post 

Taking to Instagram, the 40-year-old stated: "I never thought that I would be putting my boots back on but it's for a great cause, the incredible work of @unicef for children.

"I'm honoured to be playing at Old Trafford again, captaining a Great Britain & Ireland team managed by the great Sir Alex Ferguson against a Rest of the World side captained by my friend @zidane and managed by the legend, @mrancelotti I hope to see you there @manchesterunited on November 14th. Tickets on sale from today at #MatchForChildren @unicef."

Personal call 

As reported by BBC Sport, Beckham made a personal call to Ferguson in an attempt to bring the legendary manager out of retirement for one game only. The duo had their ups and downs in Manchester, but they've long put their problems behind them. 

When discussing the importance of the game for Unicef, Beckham declared: "This match gives me the perfect opportunity to raise awareness and vital funds to help reach the children who need it most."

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