Former Manchester United Manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, will make his return to the Old Trafford dugout next month to manage a side led by former Red Devilsa fan favourite David Beckham in a charity match.

Beckham played under Ferguson for 11 years at Manchester United, and won every possible silverware, but the pair had an acrimonious row in 2003 after the Scot kicked a boot that accidentally struck the former England captain above his left eye.


The dressing room schism led to Ferguson selling Beckham to Real Madrid within four months, then went on to criticize the ex-England captain in his autobiography. The pair since then have returned on good terms.

Ferguson was recently contacted by Beckham, inquiring if he would like to get involved in a charity match designed to raise funds for UNICEF and the former United manager has accepted the offer.

David Beckham was quoted by the BBC, saying: “Everyone knows I retired three years ago and I never thought I’d be getting my boots out again and playing.

“Football is such a powerful tool and to have Zidane on the field, Sir Alex Ferguson and Carlo Ancelotti in the stands, I think people are going to love it.”

Ferguson, returning to the Old Trafford dugout for the first time since retiring in 2013, will manage the side lead by Beckham consisting players from Great Britain and Ireland on November 14.

Carlo Ancelotti, who managed Beckham at AC Milan and Paris St Germain, will take up the mantle as the rival manager and would manage a Rest of the World XI led by former Real Madrid and France star Zinedine Zidane.