Class of ‘92 play against construction workers on a rooftop

It’s the dream of just about any Manchester United fan to play against one of the best groups of footballers the world has seen: the esteemed Class of ‘92.

A group of construction workers at the Hotel Football project had that very opportunity, on the roof of the structure no less. The project, being built next to Old Trafford, was visited by United legends Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and the Neville brothers.

When they wandered up to the five-a-side field being built on the rooftop, something pretty wonderful happened:

The five former players are all involved in the Hotel Football project, so while this was probably totally staged, but you can’t say these workers enjoyed it any less than if it had been an impromptu kick-about. 

(H/T SB Nation)


Check out this cool teaser video put together by mutd.com promoting a charity match involving former Manchester United and Real Madrid legends, to be played in early June at Old Trafford. Several of United’s past stars are seen gearing up for the big fight, interestingly set to the tune of Monday Night Football.

So who’ll be showing up to this classic? For United, how about Edwin van der Sar, Bryan Robson, Lee Sharpe, Denis Irwin, Dwight Yorke, Andy Cole, Teddy Sheringham and Jaap Stam. How does that sound? Oh yeah, and Paul Scholes will be joining the party as well for one last run-out.

Real Madrid meanwhile, plan to field the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, Steve McManaman, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Fernando Redondo, Fernando Hierro and Claude Makelele.

To put it lightly, this should be quite the treat!