Pele during his playing days for the New York Cosmos

Paul Scholes Testimonial Match vs New York Cosmos – NYC Team Released

New York Cosmos will be the first US team to play at Old Trafford, quite fitting considering along side the one and only Pele, Eric Cantona has had a hand in selecting the team to represent the Cosmos.

Pele during his playing days for the New York Cosmos

The squad is as follows:

The World Selection

  • Nicky Butt
  • Wayne Bridge
  • Sol Campbell
  • Fabio Cannavaro
  • Brad Friedel
  • Robbie Keane
  • Brian McBride
  • Gary Neville
  • Michel Salgado
  • Patrick Vieira

Cosmos U-23 Players

  • Chad Calderone
  • Ibrahim Diaby
  • Stefan Dimitrov
  • David Diosa
  • Marvin Iraheta
  • Dane Murphy
  • Yanik Reyering
  • Moriken Sangary

This team has clocked up a staggering 2 World Cups, 5 Champions League Trophies, 21 Premier League titles, 4 La Liga titles, 5 Serie A titles and 17 FA Cups between them, as well as reaching close to 1000 international caps.

The match takes place on Friday 5th August and should be a fitting tribute to one of Manchester United’s best ever servants, and a true model professional.