Manchester United and Liverpool Legends will do battle in May this year for the right to be crowned Legends of the North.
Two teams filled with legends will meet at Old Trafford on May 21 2022 in an epic charity match with the return leg at Anfield later in the year.
And proceeds from the Old Trafford game will be donated to Manchester United Foundation for its work with young people across Greater Manchester.
Players for both sides will be announced in the coming weeks but United ambassador Bryan Robson has already been announced as the Reds manager for the match at Old Trafford following successful stints for legends matches against Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and Barcelona.
Robson, who made 461 appearances and scored 99 goals for Manchester United in his 13 years at the club, said: “It’s always exciting playing against Liverpool; even in legends games that rivalry is still there.
“But, it is also about raising money for Manchester United Foundation, which really helps to encourage and educate young people in communities across Greater Manchester.”
John Shiels MBE, chief executive of Manchester United Foundation, said: “These matches are a fantastic opportunity for fans to see legends of the game back in action, but more importantly, it’s the chance to make a difference to young people in our communities who have really suffered during the pandemic.
“More children than ever are living below the poverty line – in Manchester and Oldham the number of children living in poverty has increased by 53% and 84% respectively from 2016 to 2021 – and this is likely to increase again due to the rise in living and energy costs.
“Many children are also suffering with their mental health, so your support through events like this is vital to help Manchester United Foundation deliver life-changing programmes and really make a difference to their futures.”
For more information and tickets please visit www.manutd.com/legends.