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Paul Scholes Testimonial Match: New York Cosmos Announce Squad To Face Manchester United

The New York Cosmos have announced their squad for the Paul Scholes testimonial match against Manchester United scheduled to take place on the 5th of August 2011.  Cosmos, who will be the first American club to play at Old Trafford, announced their 17 man roster put together by Honorary President Pele and Director of Soccer and Manchester United legend Eric Cantona today .

The roster boasts a team of former heavyweights from the world of football with a mix of U-23 players from the New York Cosmos. The team that will be led by Italian World Cup winning captain Fabio Cannavaro boasts an extraordinary accumulated number of achievements which read thus: 1000 international caps, 2 World Cups, 5 Champions League Trophies, 20 Premier League titles, 4 La Liga titles, 5 Serie A titles and 16 FA Cups, thus making for a stellar setting for Paul Scholes to take his final bow on the pitch.

THE SQUAD:

Nicky Butt
Chad Calderone *
Sol Campbell
Fabio Cannavaro
Ibrahim Diaby *
Stefan Dimitrov *
David Diosa *
Brad Friedel
Marvin Iraheta *
Robbie Keane
Brian McBride
Dane Murphy *
Gary Neville
Yanik Reyering *
Michel Salgado
Moriken Sangary *
Patrick Vieira

*Denotes New York Cosmos U-23 Player

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