Ex Manchester United Stars Lose To Australian Legends Team In Charity Match

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Recently a charity match between a star-studded Manchester United team made up of ex-players against a team of Australian legends was played in Perth. The Australian legends team managed to beat the Manchester United XI team 3-0. Paul Scholes led out the Manchester United team into a stadium filled with 12,000 fans. However, the Australian legends team manged to score three goals during the second half produced a comfortable win for the hosts.

The Australian team was much younger

Dwight Yorke, Ronny Johnsen, and Dwight Yorke wore the Red Devils strip for the game and the United side was managed by Bryan Robson who himself is a former United and England captain and also played in the match during its later stages. The average age of the Australian side was 35, which was 9 years junior to that of United. The age difference showed as United lost Quinton Fortune and Paul Scholes to injury.

Three goals in the second half

Nick Carle opened the scoring for the Australian team with shot that curled into the top corner from the edge of the area. Bobby Despotovski added to the Australian team’s lead by shooting from close range whilst Con Boutsianis deflected a shot into the goal from just six yards out to make for a comfortable win for the Australians.

“The Aussies were, without doubt, the stronger team.,” Irwin told MUTV. “They were stronger than us, fresher than us, younger than us. It didn’t help that Quinton and Scholesy got injured in the first half but they were better than us. The crowd have come out, they’ve enjoyed the night and we’re disappointed we got beat 3-0 but it’s all for a good cause. It’s always for a good cause and the lads always love turning out. It’s been a good night. It was humid out there but I enjoyed playing.”

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