David Beckham and Paul Scholes provided Manchester United fans with a reminder of what they are missing by combining for a vintage goal in a charity match at Old Trafford this afternoon.
Beckham produced a trademark cross for Scholes to head home the opener as a Great Britain and Ireland XI side beat a Rest of the World team 3-1 in the UNICEF all-star Match for Children.
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Such quality from the former England captain and Scholes’s goals from midfield helped United to dominate English football in the 1990s and early 2000s, as well as conquer Europe in 1999.
Michael Owen scored either side of Dwight Yorke’s reply to secure victory for a team which included Class of 92 graduates Phil Neville, Nicky Butt and Ryan Giggs, and was managed by Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Red Devils have not won a trophy since Ferguson’s retirement in 2013. Louis van Gaal has returned United to the top four after the David Moyes disaster, but his reign has not pleased everybody.
Scholes has been one of the Dutchman’s biggest critics, accusing Van Gaal’s side of playing “boring football”, as The Mirror reports. United are currently two points off the top of the Premier League.
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