Family affair as Beckham makes winning return to Old Trafford

David Beckham plays at Old Trafford again and leads old boys – and son Brooklyn – to 3-1 win over World XI

BRITISH AND IRISH XI (RED) V WORLD XI (BLUE) – David Beckham made a winning return to Old Trafford on Saturday (November 14) in a charity match – with a little help from eldest son Brooklyn.

Beckham lead a British and Irish XI to a 3-1 victory over World XI, making two of the goals in a match which raised money for the chairty UNICEF.

And in a touching moment he was substituted for 16-year-old Brooklyn, before making a swift return to the pitch and playing out the final minutes with his son.

In the first half a trademark Beckham cross set up former Manchester United team-mate Paul Scholes for a headed opener, and the British and Irish XI – managed by Alex Ferguson – doubled their lead after half time when Beckham and Scholes again combined.

This time a cross was teed up by Scholes for ex England striker Michael Owen to score.

Owen was among a host of former United stars returning to Old Trafford, including Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt.

The World XI included former Manchester United stalwarts Edwin van der Sar, Mikael Silvestre, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Dwight Yorke, as well as the likes of Luis Figo and Ronaldinho.

It was Yorke who pulled one back for the World XI with 25 minutes to go, but another goal from Owen after a howler from van der Sar sealed the win for Beckham’s men.