Paul Scholes confirmed for Singapore's Battle of Europe
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has been confirmed for November's Battle of Europe match in Singapore.
Scholes, who is one of the most decorated footballers in the history of the sport, will be part of the England Masters squad which will take on Germany at the Sports Hub on Nov 12.
The event already boasts big-name former players like Teddy Sheringham , Didi Hamann and Steve McManaman , plus World Cup-winning captain Lothar Mattahus .
"I've always enjoyed my trips to Singapore and it will be extra special for me this November and I am looking forward to playing alongside my teammates in a couple of months," Scholes, 41, said in a statement.
Scholes retired from international football in 2004 and club football in 2011 but came out of retirement in 2012 to help Manchester United win their 20th title, before retiring again. Post-retirement, Scholes has been working as a pundit for BT Sport and also has a stake in semi-professional football club, Salford City .
Scholes could be the "game-changer" according to Masters Football Asia chief executive Steve Black.
"We're very excited that Scholes is joining us for the Battle of Europe this year," Black said, in a statement.. "He played with the team in Hong Kong last year and drilled one into the back of the net."
"He's still a game-changer and retirement hasn't slowed him down one bit."
David James Danny Murphy, Darius Vasell and Paul Parker are also among those confirmed for the England side, with Karl Heinze Riedle, Jens Nowotny and Guido Buchwald set to line-up for the German outfit.
Organisers have released 25,000 tickets, which start from $19. Family packages(two adults and two children below the age of 12) and VIP Packages are also available at $100 and $200 respectively.