Photos from epic charity game

The game was a Great Britain and Ireland X1 coached by legendary Sir Alex Ferguson against a world team managed by Carlo Ancelotti.

David Beckham and his children before the UNICEF Match for Children

Old Trafford was alight with some of the greatest players that have ever won the red shirt of Manchester United as David Beckham host the UNICEF charity ‘Match for Children’.

The game was a Great Britain and Ireland X1 coached by legendary Sir Alex Ferguson against a world team managed by Carlo Ancelotti.

Both teams had Manchester United former players and other retired stars of world football.

The Great Britain vs Rest of the World 'Match for Children' was Beckham's brainchild to mark his 10th anniversary of being an ambassador for international kids' charity UNICEF.

French World Cup winners Zinedine Zidane and Patrick Vieira withdrew from the match following the horrific attacks on Paris by terrorists which left more than 150 people dead.

The match started with a one-minute silence for the victims of the attacks that happened on Friday, November 13.

Former United greats Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Michael Owen, Paul Scholes and Phil Neville were in the Britain team alongside Beckham, John Terry, Ashley Cole and Peter Crouch.

Ronaldinho, Cafu, Luis Figo, former United greats Edwin van der Sar and Dwight Yorke, Robert Pires and Mikael Silvestre all played for the rest of the world team.

Beckham brought back memories of his playing days as his trade-mark cross was met in the air by Scholes to opening scoring.

Great Britain made it 2-0 when Owen, just on as a substitute, poached from his favourite distance, three yards.

Yorke pulled one back for the rest of the world before Owen added his second to make it in the 86th minute.

British Pop star Rita Ora performed during the half-time of the game.

Man of the moment Beckham made way for his son Brooklyn.

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