Fans who turn up to Old Trafford for the ‘Match for Children’ - in aid of UNICEF - are in for a real treat on November 14.
Both teams have now been confirmed - via Manchester United’s official website - and there is one particularly big shock.
No, it’s not the fact both Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldinho will be turning out for the same team - although, admittedly, that is pretty cool - but that Rio Ferdinand has agreed to be on the same side as both John Terry and Ashley Cole.
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Ferdinand fell out with the Chelsea stars of present and past after a race case in 2011, when Terry was found guilty of racially abusing the Manchester United hero’s brother, Anton, during a Premier League match against Queens Park Rangers.
Prior to that, Ferdinand, Terry and Cole had always been pals. But it seems that bridges may have been rebuilt over recent months.
Bridges rebuilt between Rio and Terry?
Ferdinand, per the Daily Mail, admitted that he doesn’t get on with the Chelsea captain but spoke of his admiration for the defender - arguably the finest centre-back of the Premier League era.
Days later, Terry sent his condolences to Rio after the tragic and untimely death of his wife, Rebecca Ellison.
Strong GB and Ireland team
Ferdinand, Terry and Cole are all part of the GB and Ireland team, managed by Sir Alex Ferguson and captained by Beckham.
The likes of Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Michael Owen are also in the line-up.
Really strong Rest of the World team
As for the Rest of the World, managed by Carlo Ancelotti and skippered by Zidane, they boast the likes of Luis Figo, Patrick Vieira and United hero Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in their ranks.
Teams in full
GB and Ireland
Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson
Captain: David Beckham
Rest of the World
Manager: Carlo Ancelotti
Captain: Zinedine Zidane
Edwin van der Saar
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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