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MANAGERS at Melksham Town Football Club are celebrating a second huge coup only two weeks after announcing a major sponsorship deal with local company Knorr-Bremse.

Manchester United Legends will again be visiting Melksham Town FC's infiLED Stadium at Oakfields on Sunday August 1 with the match kick-off timed for 2pm.

The Manchester United legends team will be much younger than in previous games but Melksham are hoping to make it three wins in a row.

The Manchester team will include: Wes Brown (Champions League and Premiership Winner), David May (Champions League and Premiership Winner),

Keith Gillespie, Chris Eagles (Premiership Winner), Danny Webber, Lee Martin ( the winning goal scorer in Manchester United's FA Cup final v Crystal Palace), Chris Casper, Nick Culkin (goal keeper), Russell Beardsmore, Ben Thornley and Derek Brazil,

plus a couple of special guests:

Mickey Gray (ex-Sunderland and England) and Lee Hendrie (ex-Aston Villa).

Melksham Town FC director Darren Perrin said: "It is fantastic and a real coup for the club that these players have agreed to come and play us again, to try and raise some much-needed funds for the club and also to support our two chosen charities.

"To see the likes of Wes Brown, Chris Eagles, Keith Gillespie and the special guests is amazing and we urge all the people in Wiltshire and especially Melksham to get your tickets asap."

Russell Beardsmore said: "Our former Manchester United players and two guests are looking forward to coming to Melksham Town FC again to play against a Melksham Town Select XI on Sunday, August 1.

"We played on two other occasions and were made very welcome by the club and were amazed by the incredible support that Melksham received.

"We have lost the two other games hence why a younger, fitter squad and we will be definitely looking to put the record straight on August 1.

"We look forward to seeing you all after quite an horrific year for everyone. Stay safe and well."

The organisers are offering an opportunity for three people to play for their beloved Manchester United by calling Darren on 07855 742960 and placing their bid. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Mr Perrin on 07855 742960 to avoid additional Eventbrite booking fees.

There will be an auction after the game of some amazing football shirts where some of the proceeds will be going to the club's chosen charities, the Teenage Cancer Trust and Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

All children will be admitted free of charge provided they are accompanied by an adult.

At 12pm, there will be a Question and Answer session with David May in The Sky Bar. This can be attended by anyone who has a match day ticket.

There will also be videos from the United players leading up to the game for people to see on the Melksham club's social media sites.

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