Footballers take part in 'Dancing With United' event

Former Bolton Wanderers midfielder, Fabrice Muamba taking part in Strictly come dancing Photo: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire

The Manchester United Foundation hosts its first Dancing With United event tonight. Gary Neville will be on the judging panel, with Fabrice Muamba, Peter Schmeichel and Quinton Fortune among the footballers on the dancefloor.

Fabrice will be partnered with three-time Strictly Come Dancing champion Lilia Kopylova for the evening and they will be joined by further celebrities including Coronation Street favourites Shobna Gulati, Antony Cotton and Jennie McAlpine, plus Strictly stars including Lisa Riley, Camilla Dallerup and James and Ola Jordan.

Shobna Gulati Credit: Press Association

Tonight six couples will battle it out to win the inaugural Dancing with United trophy at Lancashire County Cricket Club and guests will also enjoy live entertainment, a three-course meal and a prize auction.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Manchester United Foundation.