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MANCHESTER United legends are coming to town next week as Melksham Town host the Red Devils in a special friendly at infiLED Stadium.
The Legends line-up will include Treble winners Wes Brown and David May; Lee Martin, scorer of the winning goal in the FA Cup Final against Crystal Palace; Premier League winner Chris Eagles and other stars including Russell Beardsmore, goalkeeper Nick Culkin, Danny Webber, Keith Gillespie (capped 86 times for Northern Ireland) , Chris Casper, Derek Brazil and Ben Thornley.
The United side will also include special guests ex-Sunderland and England player, Micky Gray and ex-Aston Villa star, Lee Hendrie.
The Legends will take on a Melksham Town XI team, made up of local veterans or players who have played for the club within the last 20 years, on Sunday 1st August, kick-off at 2pm.
Win Euros 2020 signed England shirt
In the build-up to the match, Town have launched a silent auction to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and Wiltshire Air Ambulance, with an England shirt from this year’s Euro 2020 tournament, signed by all the playing squad. up for grabs.
Also up for auction is a signed Edinson Cavani Manchester United shirt, with letter of authenticity; a signed Leeds United shirt, signed by all the players, with letter of authenticity; a signed Tyrone Mings (and hopefully Jack Grealish) Aston Villa shirt; a signed Bristol Rovers shirt; and much more.
Club chair, Darren Perrin said, “It’s fantastic and a real coup for the club that these players have agreed to come and play us again, to try and raise some much needed funds for the Club and also to support our two chosen charities. To see the likes of Wes Brown, Chris Eagles, Keith Gillespie and the special guests is amazing and we urge all the people in Wiltshire and especially Melksham to get your tickets asap.”
On behalf of the Manchester United Legends team, Russell Beardsmore said, “Our former Manchester United players and two guests are looking forward to coming to Melksham Town FC again to play against a Melksham Town XI on Sunday 1st August.
“We played on two other occasions and were made very welcome by the club and were amazed by the incredible support that Melksham received.
“We have lost the two other games hence why a younger, fitter squad and we will be definitely looking to put the record straight on August 1st. We look forward to seeing you all after quite an horrific year for everyone. Stay safe and well.”
Tickets for the game are available to purchase by contacting Darren Perrin on 07855 742960 or online on Eventbrite. (Please note that if purchasing online there are additional booking fees).
Tickets cost £10 for adults; £8 for OAPs and children go free when accompanied by an adult. Buy tickets online here: https://bit.ly/3mEHxsI
Any bids for the auction are to be made to the club’s chairman Darren Perrin, who can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or by telephone on 07855 742960.
“These bids will be kept totally confidential,” said Darren.
For more details about the auction, keep an eye on Melksham Town FC’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ MelkshamTownFC