ManchesterUnited legend Eric Cantona will make a stunning Old Trafford return on Sunday10th June to take part in SoccerAid for Unicef.
Dubbed ‘The King’ by supporters, the five-time Premier League winner is set to retake his throne and team-up with Usain Bolt and the Soccer Aid World XI to take on Robbie Williams’ star-studded England side.
Eric Cantona said: “There is no place like home. Knowing I am coming back to Old Trafford is a special feeling and I am looking forward to seeing the stands full of familiar faces. My message is this: Soccer Aid for Unicef is a game like no other because of the support you give it. I am coming back to make the June 10th match the best ever and I want you to join me. Let’s make history together at Old Trafford again one last time.”
A Manchester United icon, the enigmatic Frenchman is revered as one of the finest players ever to wear a red shirt. He played nearly 150 times for the club scoring 82 goals in the process, winning two FA Cups and five league titles. His skill, swagger and upturned collar cemented his place in United folklore.
Who else is playing?
The full line-up is yet to be released, but big stars have signed up including Mo Farah, Usain Bolt, Robbie Williams, Olly Murs and Gordon Ramsay. Over the coming weeks, the England v Soccer Aid World XI team sheets will see some of football’s biggest legends and celebrities join the line-ups.
Soccer Aid has previously featured A-list stars such as Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Mike Myers and Niall Horan, plus footballing royalty including Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo and Ronaldinho.
When is Soccer Aid? And how do I get a ticket?
Soccer Aid is on June 10, 2018 and will be held at Old Trafford in Manchester.
Tickets are on sale now and are priced between £10 and £50.
They are available at www.manutd.com/socceraid or by calling 0161 444 2018 (calls charged at standard geographical rates)
The match will be screened live on ITV.
What does the money raised from Soccer Aid go towards?
All public donations to Soccer Aid will go towards Unicef's work protecting children in the UK and globally.
An incredible £24 million has already been raised through the event over the last 12 years.