Manchester United news: Roy Keane to star as player-manager in legends game in honour of Liam Miller

16 Aug

Roy Keane will be both captain and manager for a Manchester United legends team in a tribute match for Liam Miller.

Former midfielder Miller, who played for United, Ireland and Celtic, died earlier this year aged 36 following a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

Keane will wear the armband for United once more

Paric Ui Chaoimh will host the charity match between the Red Devils XI and a combined Ireland and Celtic XI in front of a sell-out crowd of 45,000 people.

Keane, who played alongside Miller for United and Ireland, will feature as player-manager for a team set to include Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville.

They will face the likes of Robbie Keane and Neil Lennon in opposition.

Keane and Miller were team-mates at United between 2004 and 2005

All the proceeds from the game will be used to help Miller’s widow Clare, their three children and the Marymount Hospice where he spent his final days.

Michael O’Flynn, chairman of the organising committee, said: “This will be a unique sporting occasion in Cork, not only because of the calibre of the soccer stars who will be taking part, but also because it will feature both soccer and GAA sports at the same time.

“It will be a fantastic tribute to Liam Miller who was one of Cork’s sporting heroes and a great celebration of sport in Cork.”