David Beckham prepares to return to Old Trafford for charity match

David Beckham officially hung up his boots two years ago but the footballing superstar has returned to the pitch and it’s all for a good cause.

On Saturday the former Manchester United player will return to his old stomping ground, Old Trafford to play in a charity game alongside his former colleagues Ryan Giggs, Luis Figo and Ronaldinho.

The game forms part of the 40-year-old’s seven games on seven continents tour which he is doing in order to raise money and awareness for the children’s charity UNICEF. This is the final leg of his tour; so far he has played games in Papua New Guinea, Buenos Aires, Djibouti on the Horn of Africa, Miami and Antarctica.

On Wednesday the heavily-tattooed star played the penultimate game of his tour in Antarctica. Awestruck by the beautiful surroundings he posted a picture on his social media saying: "Just marked the pitch out… Anyone see the corner flag behind me?? Game 5 Antarctica WOW no words!!!! #loveofthegame @unicef"

For his final game David will captain a Great British XI managed by his old friend and former manager Sir Alex Ferguson. His team will play against a Rest of the World team which will be captained by footballing hero Zinedine Zidane and managed by Carlo Ancelloti.

Speaking about the project the former England international said: "I remember sitting on a plane and discussing this idea with friends and never thinking it would become a reality. I'm genuinely excited now we can realise this ambitious idea."

"Whether as a player or out in the field for UNICEF and other charitable partners, I have seen the transformational effect that sport and in particular football has on people's lives. This epic journey will allow me to show the positive side of the game I love and shine a light on the passion and selflessness of people that play this sport as a force for good."

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