Football junkies, here’s the moment you’ve been dreaming of: Manchester United is playing in the PH! And they sent two of their legends to play in the Clear Dream Match 3, the biggest all-star football game in the country.
This Saturday, June 7 at the University of Makati, Man U’s Andrew Cole and Paul Scholes will join the brothers James and Phil Younghusband in the third round of their sibling rivalry on the pitch. Phil won Round 1 (5-1) but James evened out the game (4-1) in Round 2.
From left: Phil Younghusband, Paul Scholes, Clear Brand Manager Drew Capuyoc, Andy Cole, and
James Younghusband answer questions from the media at the Clear Dream Match 3 press conference
To help them settle the tie, striker Phil picked midfielder Scholes, whom the younger Younghusband said “would complement his skills,” while James, a midfielder, partnered with striker Andy. With world class talent backing the brothers up, it seems Round 3 is going to be another hellacious match filled with free-flowing (read: entertaining) football!
For football noobs: Andrew Cole is the second highest goal-scorer in English Premier League history, while Paul Scholes is an 11-time Premiere League title-holder and holds the distinction of having the third most appearances for Manchester United.
Phil also chose fellow Azkals and Ceres-La Salle player Carlie de Murga to be his co-captain for the squad, plus Chris Greatwich (Kaya FC), Sam Bonney (Loyola Meralco Sparks), Mark Hartmann (Global FC), Anton Gonzales (Pachanga), and Baba Sampana (Loyola Meralco Sparks), among others.
On the other hand, James picked Pachanga PLDT Home Fibr FC player and Azkals teammate Nate Burkey as co-captain. They'll be joined by Joaco Canas and Simon Greatwich (Loyola Meralco Sparks), OJ Porteria and Anton del Rosario (Kaya FC), and Misagh Bahadoran (Global FC).