Reds to honour Sir Matt with 100th Anniversary match
Posted by nickogs20 on August 15, 2009
A Manchester United XI is set to take on Motherwell in September in a match to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late, great Sir Matt Busby.
The two sides will compete for the Sir Matt Busby Shield at Fir Park Stadium on Sunday September 6th, with the match being organised by North and South Lanarkshire Councils to mark the launch of the Sir Matt Busby Scholarship programme. Said programme will see free coaching education provided to the local community, allowing both adults and children to take the first steps towards emulating Sir Matt, one of Lanarkshire’s favourite sons.
The game falls on a weekend that has been set aside in the fixture calendar for international matches, and while this may mean a lack of household names on show, it will also mean United will be represented by a reserve team full of talented youngsters, in itself a fitting tribute to Sir Matt and his faith in young players. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to take charge of the side for a match that promises to be both a terrific tribute to the Reds’ longest-serving manager and a real competitive test for United’s second string.
Tickets for the Sir Matt Busby Shield are priced at £12 for adults, £6 for juveniles and £20 for a family ticket (1 x adult and 2 x children). For full ticket details and further information on the match, including the words of Sir Alex Ferguson, please pay a visit to Motherwell FC’s official website.