FOOTBALL: United for Harry

MANCHESTER United’s stars turned out in force for Harry Gregg’s testimonial at Windsor Park last night (Tuesday).

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side – boasting talent including Patrice Evra, Ashley Young and Wayne Rooney – eased to a 4-1 win against an Irish League XI.

Former United and Northern Ireland goalkeeper Gregg was paraded in front of a capacity Windsor crowd before the game.Jonny Evans captained the Red Devils, and the Northern Ireland defender said the game was a fitting tribute to the 79-year-old legendary keeper.

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“It was nice to captain the side, especially coming back to my home town,” Evans said.

“I think tonight shows you the respect the club has for Harry. We fielded a strong team with all the big players turning out on the night.”

Ryan Giggs – who made a second half cameo appearance – jetted in late yesterday afternoon after being named the Premier League’s Best Ever Player earlier in the day.

The veteran United star said: “The lads are delighted to be involved in this big occasion.

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“Harry was a hero both on and off the pitch and this is just rewards for a great career and life.

“It is always nice to come to Northern Ireland. The fans are unbelievably loyal and there was a full house here.

“Obviously they were disappointed after Sunday but they still turned out. It is always a great welcome here.

“It has been a good day – a long one, but good.

“It was a fitting tribute to Harry.”