It is the occasion of a gjenforeningskamp between Manchester United and Bayern Munich that Sir Alex Ferguson sits at the helm at Old Trafford - where he had a permanent place in 26 seasons.
26. may meet Manchester United and Bayern Munich to battle - exactly 20 years after the Champions League final in 1999. It is thus a showkamp to be played by the same gang that were in action at the time.United-the owner visited Solskjær
Ferguson confirms Manchester United official website he makes a comeback as manager - if only for a day:
" I'm looking very forward to it being a special day at Old Trafford. It is nice to see old faces again, and it is a great opportunity to support the work that is done in the Manchester United Foundation, " he says.
All proceeds from the match going for the rest of the red djevlenes organization.
Manchester United won that famous final in 1999 2-1 after a furious turnaround. Mario Basler gave the germans the lead with a free kick, before the English turned the match in overtime with goals from Teddy Sheringham and the man who now is head of the club, Ole Gunnar Solskjær.REUNITED: Sir Alex Ferguson and Ole Gunnar Solskjær. Photo: NTB Scanpix. Show more
According to the BBC, Solskjær expected to take part in the settlement.
As much is not at stake this time, but Ferguson is hoping enough to be able to walk away with the victory anyway. Just the fact that he leads the team from the sidelines is in itself an ever so small victory.
5. last may, it was namely clear that Ferguson was hasteoperert for a cerebral hemorrhage. The operation was successful, and after a period of intensive care, he came with a thank-you note for all the support he had received, and got a standing ovation from a packed Old Trafford when he was back at the stadium to see Manchester United play.
Since then he has been seen frequently on the Manchester United matches.
There are probably many who are looking forward to see the scot back in the technical zone, but not all, rejoice just as much. When Manchester United announced Ferguson-the comeback, they asked on Twitter:
Who else can't wait to see Sir Alex back on the sidelines?
the black former Manchester United player Gary Neville, on the humorous show:
Not I, I must run out there!
Who will actually be in the action of the players in the showkampen remains to be seen, but there is good reason to believe that it is star-studded :
For Manchester United's part was players like Peter Schmeichel, David Beckham and Andy Cole. Players like Oliver Kahn, Lothar Matthäus and Stefan Effenberg may be relevant for the Bayern Munich team.Online boiled after Solskjær-loss