Man United legend to attend Vietnam football festival

Man United legend to attend Vietnam football festival
Manchester United's Mikael Silvestre (right) turns after scoring the opening goal against Watford during the Premiership football match at Vicarage Road in Watford 26 August 2006.

Manchester United legend Mikael Silvestre will visit Viet Nam as part of the UNITED: LIVE fan party's final leg in HCM City on May 24.

The day-long festival will offer a jam-packed day of football and entertainment, including a special screening of a biopic on the club: The Greatest Story Ever Told.

The day's activities will build up to a live screening of United's final game of the season, away to Hull City, where fans can experience the excitement of cheering on their team alongside thousands of other fans.

Silvestre will be on hand at Military Zone 7 Stadium to share some stories about his time with the club. He'll also provide pre- and post-match analysis.

During his nearly years at Old Trafford, the French defender won five league champion trophies. Before moving to Arsenal in 2008 he bagged the Champions League title in Moscow. Silvestre made 366 appearances for United, scoring 10 goals.

He also won the League Cup, FA Community Shield and Intercontinental Cup.

"Viet Nam is home to some of the club's most passionate and loyal fans, and we are delighted to be able to bring UNITED: LIVE to HCM City," Manchester United Group Managing Director Richard Arnold said on manutd.com.

"We have close to 26.5 million followers in the country and this event is our way of thanking these fans for their commitment and support.

"This will be our final match of the season, and we look forward to sharing this moment with our fans."

Fans can apply for their free entrance tickets by entering www.manutd.com/unitedlivevietnam.

The ballot is open until Sunday. Successful applicants will be notified via email prior to the event.

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