Paul Scholes scores from David Beckham assist in UNICEF charity match

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Do not adjust your TV sets, it's not 2001, Paul Scholes has just scored a goal at Old Trafford from a David Beckham assist. 

The duo got the band back together for the Beckham-organised UNICEF 'Match for Children', in which legends from Great Britain and Ireland are taking on their counterparts from the rest of the world.

With none other than Sir Alex Ferguson watching on from the sidelines as manager of the home side, Beckham and Scholes rolled back the years as old 'Goldenballs' himself whipped in a trademark cross from the right for his former Manchester United team-mate to tuck home from six yards out.

You can watch a video of the goal, which put Great Britain and Ireland 1-0 up with 11 minutes gone, below:

Moments before the goal, former Manchester United defender Mikaël Silvestre had provided a moment of pure, unintentional comedy when he hacked the ball away from his own goal line after backheeling a Nicky Butt shot towards his own net, bringing the notion of this being a 'legends' game into serious disrepute in the process.

Beforehand, those taking part in the game observed a minute's silence for those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack in Paris yesterday evening. Both Zinedine Zidane and Patrick Vieira, who were meant to take part at Old Trafford, pulled out of the game.

There's still plenty of talent on display this afternoon however, with the likes of Ronaldinho and Luis Figo taking part. Jamie Carragher is also playing.

Stay tuned to GiveMeSport for the latest videos and action from the game.

Beckham’s return to Old Trafford will complete his epic journey playing 7 football matches across multiple continents while filming for an upcoming BBC documentary. During his world tour over the last week Beckham has visited UNICEF’s work in Papa New Guinea, Nepal and Djibouti to see for himself how money from his 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund is helping to keep vulnerable children safe.

Earlier this year, David marked his 10th year as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador with the launch of his 7 Fund and made a personal commitment to use his voice, influence and connections to raise vital funds, fight inequality and rally for lasting change for the world’s most vulnerable children across every region of the world.

Money raised through profits from ticket sales and donations made on match day will go to Unicef’s work providing life-saving care including protection, health and nutrition for children in danger

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