Former Perth Glory stars headline Australian Legends team to tackle Manchester United Legends

Bobby Despotovski (centre), Simon Colosimo and Jamie Harnwell will play for the Australian Legends against a team of Manchester United Legends on March 25 at Perth Oval. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images
Bobby Despotovski (centre), Simon Colosimo and Jamie Harnwell will play for the Australian Legends against a team of Manchester United Legends on March 25 at Perth Oval. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

A HOST of former Perth Glory players will headline the Australian Legends squad to take on a team of Manchester United legends at Perth Oval on March 25.

The Glory’s all-time leading goalscorer Bobby Despotovski will be joined by former captains Jamie Harnwell and Jacob Burns, as well as Simon Colosimo, Ljubo Milicevic, Dean Heffernan, Jason Petkovic, Steve McGarry, Scott Miller and Con Boutsianis as Australian Legends to have worn purple.

The Australian Legends squad is completed by a raft of former A-League stars, including Archie Thompson, Nick Carle, Michael Bridges, Jon McKain and Patrick Zwaanswijk.

Manchester United will be coached by former club captain Bryan Robson and is headlined by Paul Scholes, Teddy Sheringham and Dwight Yorke.

United’s squad also includes six players from its famous 1998-99 team, which won the Treble of English Premier League, FA Cup and European Champions League, as well as Czech 1996 European Championship finalist Karel Poborsky and Louis Saha, who was part of the France squad to make the 2006 World Cup final.

The Manchester United Legends includes six players from Manchester United’s Treble winning side. Picture: Getty Images

The match will also raise money for the Perth-based DT38 Foundation, set up in memory of the late Perth and West Ham United footballer Dylan Tombides, and the Manchester United Foundation.

Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

Australian Legends: Frank Farina (manager), Michael Bridges, Simon Colosimo, Dean Heffeman, Jason Petkovic, Ljubo Milicevic, Patrick Zwaanswijk, Bobby Despotovski, Archie Thompson, Matt Thompson, Jacob Burns, Robbie Gaspar, Steve McGarry, Jamie Harnwell, Jon McKain, Nick Carle, Scott Miller, Con Boutsianis.

Manchester United Legends: Bryan Robson, (manager) Russell Beardsmore, Jesper Blomqvist, Bojan Djordic, Dion Dublin, Quinton Fortune, Keith Gillespie, Denis Irwin, Ronny Johnsen, Lee Martin, Karel Poborsky, Andy Ritchie, Louis Saha, Paul Scholes, Teddy Sheringham, Mikael Silvestre, Ben Thornley, Gary Walsh, Dwight Yorke.