Manchester United legends Gary Neville and Paul Scholes cooled off after their latest game of football in a slightly unusual way – by pouring ice cold water over their heads.
The duo took part in the growing online craze after their Class of ’92 side lost 5-1 against Salford FC, and dedicated their cold suffering to a terminally ill Manchester United fan.
James McCarthy is suffering from an incurable brain tumour and in his mission to complete his bucket list, was invited along to the game to meet his heroes who dedicated their challenge to the Salford graduate.
In front of a 12,000 sell-out crowd at the AJ Bell Stadium in Eccles, Neville and Scholes were joined by fellow Class of ’92 players Nicky Butt, Phil Neville and Ryan Giggs as well as other ex-United legends and celebrities.
Robbie Savage, Jack Whitehall and Michael Vaughan joined former United players Mikael Silvestre, Quinton Fortune and David May amongst others for the Class of ’92 side.
But despite the quality on show, the team of assembled stars had never played together and were out-classed against the Evo-Stick League Division One North side.
Assistant manager on the night Rio Ferdinand watched as goals from Paul Linwood, Nicky Platt,Phil Marsh, Gareth Seddon and Mike Oates ensured Salford took the spoils.
ICE TO MEET YOU: Neville and Scholes met lifelong Manchester United fan and cancer sufferer James McCarthy
However, Ryan Giggs showed he still has what it takes to cut it with the best by chipping in a cheeky penalty to ensure some pride was taken back to Old Trafford ahead of the new Premier League season.
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