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Man Utd Legends line up for Liverpool clash with combined age of 773… but how many can you name?

MANCHESTER UNITED’s Legends team had a combined age of a whopping 773 – when they lost 3-1 at Very Old Trafford.

Dimitar Berbatov scored from the penalty spot as the senior Red Devils rolled out many stars from the past for the £1.3million charity game.

Bryan Robson was in charge of the Manchester United Legends team

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Bryan Robson was in charge of the Manchester United Legends teamPhoto credit: Getty
The Manchester United team (L-R, back row then front row): Kevin Pilkington, Louis Saha, Antonio Valencia, Nicky Butt, Ronny Johnsen, Dimitar Berbatov, Jaap Stam, Raimond van der Gouw, John O'Shea and Wes Brown; Danny Webber, Karel Poborsky, Mikael Silvestre, Jesper Blomqvist, Patrice Evra, Gary Neville and Quinton Fortune

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The Manchester United team (L-R, back row then front row): Kevin Pilkington, Louis Saha, Antonio Valencia, Nicky Butt, Ronny Johnsen, Dimitar Berbatov, Jaap Stam, Raimond van der Gouw, John O’Shea and Wes Brown; Danny Webber, Karel Poborsky, Mikael Silvestre, Jesper Blomqvist, Patrice Evra, Gary Neville and Quinton FortunePhoto credit: Getty

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A total of 17 players made the final squad after a few late retirements, including Diego Forlan.

But manager Bryan Robson, 65, and his dugout assistant Andy Cole, 50, still had plenty of vintage talent to choose from.

Popular Dutchman Raimond van der Gouw started in goal – wowing his teammates and fans alike with his incredible physique at the age of 59.

He was protected by a back four of captain Gary Neville (47), Jaap Stam (49), Ronny Johnsen (52) and Patrice Evra (41).

In midfield four, 36-year-old Antonio Valencia met Karel Poborsky (50), Nicky Butt (47) and Jesper Blomqvist (48).

And with 43-year-old Louis Saha joining Berbatov, who turned 41 in January, it was two relatively young players at the helm.

There was also a lot of experience on the bench, let’s say with a total age of 260 years.

Wes Brown, 42, John O’Shea, 41, Mikael Silvestre, 44, Quinton Fortune, 45, and Danny Webber, 40, all found themselves among the substitutes – the former still looking in fine form.

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And the reserve was completed by Kevin Pilkington, 48, who came on for United.

But he was beaten twice by Mark Gonzalez as the visitors emerged victorious.

The Chilean winger slammed a free-kick into the top corner just after the hour mark.

And then he rounded off the win with a powerful finish into the bottom corner.

Earlier, Spaniard Luis Garcia showed some silky skill to go around Van der Gouw and tap into the empty goal just after half-time.

But Berbatov converted a penalty three minutes later to equalize before Dirk Kuyt brought down the post – then Gonzalez made his mark by matching his Premier League tally of two goals.

Evra showed he's still capable of coming up and down from left-back

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Evra showed he’s still capable of coming up and down from left-backPhoto credit: Getty
Neville barked his instructions with the captain's armband

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Neville barked his instructions with the captain’s armbandPhoto credit: Getty
The United Wall couldn't do anything against Mark Gonzalez's free-kick

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The United Wall couldn’t do anything against Mark Gonzalez’s free-kickPhoto credit: Getty
Berbatov receives support from his teammates after scoring his penalty

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Berbatov receives support from his teammates after scoring his penaltyPhoto credit: Getty

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Aila Slisco

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