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Edwin van der Sar confirms participation in Legends clash against Bayern Munich on June 14

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    Edwin van der Sar retired in 2011

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has confirmed his participation in the Red Heart United charity match against Bayern Munich All Stars XI at Old Trafford on June 14. Manager Bryan Robson expressed his happiness over the 44-year-old making himself available for the fixture that will also see the likes of Paul Scholes, Andy Colamnog among others.

"I'm really pleased Edwin will come across. Jaap Stam, Ronny Johnsen, Paul Scholes, Phil Neville, Dwight Yorke, Andy Cole, Quinton Fortune and Denis Irwin too. The squad's coming together quite nicely and I'm happy with it,” Robson said.

Van der Sar played 266 games for the Red Devils between 2005 and 2011 and was part of the squad that won four Premier League titles, one Champions League trophy in 2008 and one FIFA Club World Cup triumph in 2008.

He has previously played in Soccer Aid matches at Old Trafford and also played in Legends Clash against Real Madrid in 2013, which the Los Blancos won 2-1.

Owen Hargreaves could play for both teams

Bayern manager Paul Breitner also spoke about a number of names that he will have at his disposal that includes the likes of Giovani Elber, Niko and Robert Kovac, Roy Makaay, Paulo Sergio, Michael Tarnat, Mark van Bommel, Daniel van Buyten and Dietmar Hamann.

He further said that Owen Hargreaves, who played for Bayern between 1999 and 2001 and then represented the Red Devils between 2007 and 2011, could play for both teams on that day. 

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