11 May 2012
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Dwight Yorke will be among former Manchester United and Real Madrid players who will face each other next month in a charity game organised by the newly-crowned Spanish champions.
Legends from both clubs have been lined up for the Corazon Classic Match 2012, due to take place at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on June 3. A return match at Old Trafford has also been agreed for next year, on June 2.
The stellar names in the Reds squad include Roy Keane, Edwin van der Sar, Denis Irwin, Andy Cole, Yorke and Bryan Robson while Real Madrid’s glittering recent past will be represented by the likes of Zidane, Figo, Redondo, Hierro, Butragueño, Sanchis, Helguera and Morientes.
For some players, it will be a rematch—United and Real Madrid met in the Champions League quarterfinals of 2000 and 2003 with the Spanish giants winning both ties, 3-2 and 6-5 on aggregate. The proceeds from this star-studded match will support the Real Madrid Foundation’s charity work in Africa.