FOOTBALL: United for Harry

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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.

“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.

“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.”