Sir Alex Ferguson to Manage United in Anniversary Match vs Bayern Munich



During the less than one full season that was the David Moyes era, many Manchester United fans often clamored for Sir Alex Ferguson to return to the dugout. Instead it was Ryan Giggs who replaced Moyes in the interim, before Louis van Gaal took over for the next two seasons. However, the day is coming now that will see Ferguson managing the team again, if only for one night and in a friendly.

United will honor the 20th anniversary of the treble winning 1999 team with a charity match versus Bayern Munich, the club they beat in the UEFA Champions League Final. United came back from being down 1-0 to triumph 2-1, with current caretaker manage Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scoring the game winner.

The match will be held at Old Trafford on May 26, 20 years to the day, with all proceeds raised going to the United Foundation.


“I’m really looking forward to what will be a special day at Old Trafford. It will be great to catch up with some familiar faces and a great opportunity to support the work of Manchester United Foundation,” Ferguson said.

No players have been confirmed yet for the friendly, which also essentially serves as a testimonial to Sir Alex Ferguson, but it is widely expected that plenty of members of the Class of ’92 will put their cleats on again for this one.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC and Chicago, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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