Solskjaer named in Man United's legends squad to battle Bayern as Ferguson makes return as manager

Solskjaer named in Man United's legends squad to battle Bayern as Ferguson makes return as manager

- Man United will face Bayern Munich to mark 20th anniversary of 99' Champions League final

- Both sets of teams will line up club legends who featured in the match

- Solskjaer is expected to lead United's attackline, witth Ferguson making a return to the dugout

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and David Beckham have been named in Manchester United legends squad that will battle Bayern Munich for a reunion match for the 1999 Champions League final.

The match has been scheduled for Sunday, May 26, with United seeking to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their historic treble on the same date they defeated the Bundesliga giants.

The Red Devils claimed a dramatic 2-1 victory over Bayern at Nou Camp to lift the European title.

Incidentally, Solskjaer, who netted an injury time winner to gift United the memorable victory will lead the club's attackline on Sunday.

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Peter Schmeichel, Denis Irwin, Jaap Staam, Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke are also set to feature, alongside Gary Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes.

Legendary manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, will roll back the years and make a return to the dugout, with Steve McClaren as assistant manager.

Here is the full Man United legends squad:

Goalkeepers: Raimond van der Gouw, Peter Schmeichel

Defenders: Gary Neville, Denis Irwin, David May, Ronny Johnsen, Jaap Stam, Henning Berg, Wes Brown, Mikael Silvestre

Midfielders: David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Jonathan Greening, Paul Scholes, Jesper Blomqvist, Karel Poborsky, Ji-sung Park

Forwards: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Dwight Yorke, Louis Saha, Teddy Sheringham, Andy Cole

Meanwhile, Yen.com.gh had previously reported that FIFA has ditched plans to expand the playing field in the next World Cup 2022 in Qatar to 48 clubs from 32 due to "political and logistical issues".

The world governing football body, voted in January to include an extra 16 countries in the 2026 World Cup.

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