United legends come to Buxton

A team of Manchester United legends will take on a special Buxton XI side in a match taking place at the Silverlands in June.

The match, taking place on Father’s Day, June 16, will see a host of famous names from Manchester United’s history taking on a special Buxton side led by captain for the day, current Buxton FC manager Martin McIntosh.

Buxton Director David Hopkins said: “What could make a better Father’s Day treat than tickets to see the Manchester United legends here in Buxton?

“This area has long been a hotbed of Manchester United fans and here’s the perfect opportunity to see the Red Devils heroes of days gone by.”

Local companies, Lomas Distribution, Buxton and Leek College, Lafarge Tarmac Cement and Lime Division and New Bodies Gym, have already signed up to sponsor the event.

Tickets will go on sale from next Wednesday’s Buxton FC home game against Hednesford Town. Numbers are limited and are available on a first come first served basis.

Tickets, priced at £12.50 or £35 for a family ticket, are on sale at the club shop; from Markovitz on Staden Lane, Buxton; Muzik and More on Buxton Market Place, or online at www.pitchero.com/clubs/buxtonfc.

The full team will be announced as the date approaches.