Manchester United have confirmed that Sir Alex Ferguson will return to the dugout for a special reunion match to mark the 20th anniversary of the club’s treble-winning campaign.
A United Legends side – managed by their legendary Scotsman – will play Bayern Munich Legends at Old Trafford on May 26 in a repeat of their famous 2-1 Champions League final comeback win that sealed their third major trophy of the 1998-99 season.
The funds raised will go towards charity via the Manchester United Foundation.
Ferguson left United at the end of the 2012-13 season, winning the Premier League – a feat the club have failed to achieve since his retirement.
The Red Devils remain the only English side to achieve a Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League treble, and did so under the Scotsman’s guidance.
The treble-winning side lost just three times in the 1998-99 Premier League – away to Arsenal and Sheffield Wednesday and at home to Middlesborough – and were unbeaten after Boxing Day en route to beating the Gunners to the title by one point.
United’s route to the FA Cup saw them face five Premier League opponents in Middlesborough, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal before beating Newcastle United 2-0 in the final courtesy of goals by Teddy Sheringham and Paul Scholes.