Sir Alex Ferguson this morning confirmed that he is bringing Manchester United’s full First Team squad for this Saturday’s Optical Express Challenge Cup match at Broadwood Stadium.
Clyde Chairman Len McGuire commented: “We are honoured and indebted to Sir Alex for his commitment to this tie. Many teams want to play Manchester United but few get the chance and this is simply going to be a wonderful occasion for the Club and the town.”
The mouth-watering prospect of seeing players like Ronaldo, Rooney and Van Nistleroy in Cumbernauld is a dream come true. It was former Clyde director and Celtic legend Sean Fallon who first muted the idea and Clyde Director Frank Dunn who subsequently brought it to fruition with the extensive co-operation of Sir Alex; the game is set to be a fantastic day for the club.
The match will be preceded by a football festival in which over 250 children will take part in and then witness the afternoon’s main attraction.
Today’s press coverage of the match was accompanied by the attaendance of some of Clyde’s stars from yesteryear including Joe Walters, Archie McHarg, Ralph Granville and ex-chairman Billy Carmichael who were all involved in the matches with Manchester United in the 1950s.
Clyde remain undefeated in their matches with United and it remains to be seen if Graham Roberts’ current crop of youngsters can continue that run. Tickets are still available for this match and these can be bought in person during working hours from Broadwood Stadium. For further details phone 01236 451511.