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The magnificent Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland
It has been confirmed that Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick, Ji-Sung Park and Nemanja Vidic will all return for Manchester United in Dublin, when Sir Alex’s men take-on an ‘Airtricity League Select XI’. The four stars have been in training a few weeks now, after various World Cup campaigns…

Former Rep. of Ireland International and ex-Cork City boss Damien Richardson takes the reigns of the League of Ireland XI on Wednesday, August 4th. Speaking to Rté Sport, Richardson said: “I have selected a strong squad for the match against Manchester United. There is plenty of talent in the Airtricity League and I faced a difficult decision in reducing the numbers down to 18.”

“August 4 is a big day for Irish football. The opening of the new stadium is hugely important for the development of the game, and I am delighted that the Airtricity League will be central to such an historic occasion.”

With the League entering the mid-way point of the season, the Irish players will have a fitness advantage over returning Reds. Second-placed powerhouse Shamrock Rovers play Juventus in Italy a day after the game in the Aviva Stadium, and so none of their players will feature in the squad of 18. 

Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez is also expected to get a run-out, after being subbed 65 minutes on in Mexico, where United lost 3-2 to Chivas Guadalajara.

:: Tickets for the historic event in the Emerald Isle are in short supply, but are still available on TicketmasterUnited Latest will travel to the new Aviva Stadium, and will have a host of features lined-up on the Blog !




Sat, 31 Jul 2010 6:46:09 pm

i am going to dublin on wednesday for the match cant wait to see rooney in action. i was a big cork city fan and no we are no longer club. nut we are under a new name and playing in the frist divsion. the league ireland is one of the worst league in the world. the sanm team win it every year bohsemins. and they are 5 picked from there team. rico is a bad manger. we wil win very easiy . rooney will be up for this ganme after what on in the world cup. isay 7-1. rooney will score 5.



Sat, 31 Jul 2010 7:12:31 pm

Is it just me or does that stadium look like a giant toilet seat?


Sat, 31 Jul 2010 7:27:11 pm

What bowl stadium doesn’t look like one, Caroline…




… I think the Aviva Stadium looks fantastic !



Sun, 01 Aug 2010 12:41:17 am

Can’t wait. Roo and Chicharito up-front. The new stadium is world class, just played a rugby match today. First game ever. Wed is d 1st soccer match and no btr team to play that UNITED!!!


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