Legends: Liverpool 2 Manchester United 1

The match was the return fixture of the first leg, which was held at Old Trafford in May, raising more than £1.3 million for Manchester United Foundation.

Our former players entered the game looking to overturn a 3-1 deficit from that first leg, with new faces such as manager Andy Ritchie, captain Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher and Roy Keane to name just a few.

Despite taking an early first-half lead through Dimitar Berbatov, United were pegged back by the hosts after the break, with Mark Gonzalez and Florent Sinama Pongolle both finishing well to seal the win for the hosts.

Following the successful charity event, which attracted more than 30,000 supporters, read about how the action unfolded…

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Martinez expresses his national pride

When interviewed after the game by TyC Sports in Argentina, Martinez reflected on his move to United and revealed how he responded to media criticism after the early defeats with his new club.

“To be honest, it’s a dream come true to be playing at such a big club as Manchester United, especially playing in the Premier League, which I think is one of the best leagues in the world,” said Lisandro.

“It’s nice to catch the rhythm of the Premier League, so I’m very happy.

“I don’t pay attention [to criticism]. I believe in myself, I trust myself. I always work hard every day. That’s what’s going to give you results at the end.”

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Legends game: Your guide to Liverpool v United


A number of faces from the first game are returning for the second leg, including our goalscorer at Old Trafford, Dimitar Berbatov. Former captain Antonio Valencia will also be on duty again. Meanwhile, ex-United striker Andy Ritchie replaces Bryan Robson as manager, and will be assisted by Andy Cole. Midfield duo Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick will make their debuts for the Legends side, alongside the likes of Danny Pugh, Darron Gibson and Eric Djemba-Djemba.

In anticipation of Saturday’s match, Andy Ritchie told club media: “We’ve got some absolutely fantastic players and it’s great to just set them up because it’s a fantastic side really.

“Hopefully, people can still dip into their pockets and come to the game. It’s an honour and pleasure to be part of the squad and me and Andy [Cole] will pick what we can.

“It’s never a friendly [between United and Liverpool] but the lads know that and don’t need reminding of it. I’m sure they have a wealth of respect for each other though and I’m looking forward to it.”

Squad: Raimond van der Gouw, Kevin Pilkington; Clayton Blackmore, Denis Irwin, Ronny Johnsen, Jaap Stam, Antonio Valencia; Jesper Blomqvist, Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, Darron Gibson, Karel Poborsky, Danny Pugh; Dimitar Berbatov, Fraizer Campbell.

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