Yorke to spearhead United in Tate testimonial

3rd August 2017

Dwight Yorke will spearhead the Manchester United Legends XI when they visit the Liberty Stadium for Alan Tate’s testimonial on Wednesday, August 9 (7pm).

The United Legends take on a Swansea City Legends XI as Tate celebrates his long and distinguished Swans career.

Yorke was part of the United side who famously won the treble in 1998-99, with the Champions League sealed in spectacular fashion as two last-gasp goals saw the Red Devils beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in Barcelona.

Yorke spent four seasons at Old Trafford – and won three Premier League titles – after joining from Aston Villa in 1998.

The former Trinidad & Tobago international went on to play for Blackburn, Birmingham, Sydney FC and Sunderland before retiring in 2009.

Yorke will be part of the United line-up being put together by Darren Fletcher, who grew up alongside Tate in the Manchester giants’ youth ranks.

Tate’s side will be packed with former Swans favourites.

Leon Britton, Angel Rangel, Garry Monk, Roberto Martinez, Andy Robinson, Lee Trundle, James Thomas, John Williams, Adrian Forbes, Roger Freestone, Ferrie Bodde, Mark Gower, Sam Ricketts, Kristian O’Leary, Gerhard Tremmel, Kevin Austin and Alan Curtis are all set to play for the Swans Legends side, which will be managed by Brendan Rodgers and Brian Flynn.

Tickets for Tate’s testimonial are priced £12 for adults and £6 for children.

They are available through the Liberty Stadium website here https://www.eticketing.co.uk/ssmc/Events/Index the ticket office in person or by phone on 0844 815 6665.

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