Date:Friday April 7 2006
Geoff Thomas organised it, and Sir Alex Ferguson took time out from his pursuit of Chelsea in the title race to pit his 1990 Manchester United boys against Steve Coppell's Crystal Palace side.
A rerun of the 1990 FA Cup final.
41-year-old Thomas is continuing to raise money for leukaemia research while in remission following a stem cell operation to beat the disease.
Almost 15,000 fans turned up at Selhurst Park to pay tribute to the remarkable Thomas, who last year raised £170,000 for leukaemia charities by cycling the 2,200-mile route of the Tour de France.
He raised £150,000 to add to the coffers as United won 3-1.
Thomas: 'It went very well, I couldn't have asked for a better night. When you come up with these ideas you never know how many will come so to get nearly 15,000 was just fantastic.
'We will count up now and see how much we have raised, and it's important that we have also raised awareness. As much as we can help getting money in for research then lives can be saved.
'Both teams are full of characters and personalities in football and in the media, and for everyone to jump on planes and come down is just fantastic. Sir Alex is plagued by people asking him to do all manner of things so for him to come on board is a huge privilege for me.
'Steve Bruce and Bryan Robson are struggling to stay in the Premiership, they have got important things to think about, but what we are trying to do puts it all into perspective.
'It was nice just to be out on the pitch again, running about and being with my team-mates of old, as well as the likes of Robson and Hughes who obviously keep themselves in shape.'
Bruce: 'It's a great cause. I think we have all been touched with cancer or leukaemia at some time in our lives but when you see it hit someone as strong as Geoff it has no boundaries.
'It was good to see a few old faces, and when you think it was 16 years ago it is quite scary.'
Mark Robins, the man widely credited for saving Ferguson's job with his goals in the early rounds during United's 1990 cup run, grabbed a brace and Neil Webb also found the net while Wright delighted the home crowd with an acrobatic strike for Palace.
Date:Friday April 7 2006
Fellaini on That Goal! (Wednesday October 22 2014)
Phelan in Running for Birmingham Job! (Wednesday October 22 2014)
Missed the Boat? (Wednesday October 22 2014)
Nani Staying in Lisbon! (Tuesday October 21 2014)
We Were the Better Team Insists Van Gaal! (Tuesday October 21 2014)
United`s Title Hopes? (Tuesday October 21 2014)
West Brom 2 United 2 (Tuesday October 21 2014)
Stats: West Brom v United (Tuesday October 21 2014)
West Brom v United - Team Sheets (Monday October 20 2014)
United Hoping to Pip Their Rivals! (Monday October 20 2014)
|Man Utd||2||-||1||West Ham|
|Leicester City||5||-||3||Man Utd|
|4. West Ham||8||4||1||3||4||13|
|6. Man Utd||8||3||3||2||3||12|
|'Run Geordie Run' Around The World
» Newcastle : 22/10/2014 15:39:00
|Irvine Asking For More
» WBA : 22/10/2014 13:37:00
|Grim and Bear It in Top Flight!
» Burnley : 22/10/2014 13:35:00
|Krueger - A Special Day We Will Remember
» Southampton : 22/10/2014 13:27:00
|One Game At A Time, But We're Aiming For Better
» Southampton : 22/10/2014 13:22:00