August 5 2012, The New Lawn, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Reds Devils take on Forest Green

Forest Green Rovers vs A Manchester United XI

Forest Green Rovers will tackle a Manchester United XI in a preseason game at The New Lawn stadium in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire on Sunday 5th August, in aid of the Sustainability in Sport Foundation.

The fixture has been organised by Forest Green Rovers for England football coach and former United star Gary Neville and FGR chairman Dale Vince to raise awareness and proceeds for their newly launched Sustainability in Sport Foundation.

Forest Green Rovers manager David Hockaday said the game will be a big challenge for his squad, with players able to test themselves against top class opposition.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to have our final preseason game against such a quality side and for the lads to see how they measure up against players that are part of Manchester United’s squad.

“Coming on the back of games against Wycombe, Swindon and Cardiff, this is the pinnacle of our preseason and great preparation for our first league game against Cambridge.”
Gary Neville said it would be a fantastic day at The New Lawn and a great way to highlight the Sustainability in Sport Foundation.

“But make no mistake, this game will form an important part of the preseason agenda for parts of Manchester United’s squad. They’ll be there to win.”

Forest Green Rovers chairman Dale Vince said: “hosting Manchester United at The New Lawn is fantastic for Forest Green players and fans alike.

“It’s also a great opportunity to highlight the work Sustainability in Sport are doing to change the rules of the game and put environmental issues at the heart of all sport.”

The match between Forest Green Rovers and a Manchester United XI will be played at The New Lawn stadium in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire on Sunday 5th August @ 3pm.

Tickets can be purchased by calling Forest Green Rovers on 01453  834860 during business hours or from the FGR reception and Batemans Sports, Stroud, Gloucestershire.

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