Rangers and United fans to take part in fan friendly
Supporters of Rangers and Manchester United will take part in a supporters game at Rangers’ Murray Park training ground prior to the Champions League match today (24 November).
Organised by the respective clubs’ supporters groups ‘The Rangers Fans Assembly’ and ‘Stretford End Flags’, the game is part of initiatives aimed at building relationships and friendly rivalry between football supporters across Europe.
The Rangers side will be managed by ex-Rangers player Sandy Jardine, a player who played over 450 times for Rangers including winning the 1971 European Cup Winners Cup.
The Rangers supporters side will feature an appearance by Mark Hateley, a player who scored over 100 goals for Glasgow Rangers and was the first non-Scottish player to win the Scottish Football Association Writers’ Footballer of the Year award.
The Manchester United Supporters team will be managed by Paddy Crerand, who made over 120 appearances for Celtic before moving to Manchester United in 1963,
Paddy will be assisted by Jimmy Nicholl, a player who started his career with Manchester United and was part of their 1977 FA Cup winning side, before later having two separate spells with Glasgow Rangers.
Jimmy is now manager of Scottish First Division side Cowdenbeath.
The game kicks off at 2:30pm and will be preceded by an exchange of club pennants. Fans are welcome to attend the event.