Manchester United legends to descend on Perth for exclusive match in honour of Dylan Tombides

Paul Scholes will be heading to Perth along with a Manchester United  Legends team to play in a one-off match to raise money for charity. Picture: Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images.
Paul Scholes will be heading to Perth along with a Manchester United Legends team to play in a one-off match to raise money for charity. Picture: Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images.

A MANCHESTER United legends team will head to Perth for a one-off match to raise money for two football charities in March.

The team will include legendary Red Devils such as Paul Scholes, Dwight Yorke, Denis Irwin and Teddy Sheringham – managed by former United and Enlgand captain Bryan Robson.

The match will raise money for both DT38 Fondation – the charity set up to honour the legacy of former West Ham United footballer and Perth local Dylan Tombides – and the Manchester United Foundation.

The Manchester United Legends will play against the Professional Footballers Australia Aussie Legends – an all-star side of former Australia players headed by former Socceroos coach Frank Farina OAM.

Player-manager Robson said previous Legends games had gone down well with fans.

“I’m sure we’ll get a similar response in Perth from the fans,” says Robson.

“It’s an event for the whole family to get involved with and really enjoy a game.

“The players don’t like to lose once they’ve been brought up in a club like United and you get that desire to win.

“You never really lose that so the lads who play in Perth will definitely want to win; there is no shadow of a doubt about that.

We want the best from both sides to play in the game and make it a really entertaining treat for the fans.”

Money raised from the match will go towards the work the Manchester United Fondation does in the UK, and the event will partner with the local charity that honours the memory of Tombides.

Set up by his mother Tracy after the 20-year-old died from testicular cancer in 2014, DT38 raises awareness and works to change the stigma attached to man’s health issues – in particular testicular cancer.

The match takes place on March 25 and tickets are available for $79 plus fees from Ticketmaster as of Friday, February 10.

Visit www.zaccariaconcerts.com.au for information.