"One or two will struggle": Roy Keane on players lined up for Miller tribute

Roy Keane has had a healthy jab at one or two of the older players coming to Pairc U Chaoimh for the Liam Miller tribute match.

Keane was speaking at the unveiling of the team yesterday in Cork, announcing huge names like Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes, Denis Irwin, Damien Duff and Robbie Keane.

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The hugely hyped match will raise funds for Miller's young family - his wife Clare and sons Kory and Leo; and daughter Belle.

Roy Keane looked excited to get the game off the ground speaking to media yesterday, after what had been a long journey to get the game to Cork's GAA grounds.

"When the players turn up, your pride kicks in and I'm sure that they would want to do well and put up a decent performance," the Corkman said at the briefing.

"I am not sure what shape a lot of them are in. I think one or two might struggle - probably myself. Denis Irwin is pushing on a bit.

"Maybe myself and Denis might just have 45 minutes, but I think the rest of the lads will be okay for the full 90 minutes. But we will obviously rotate."

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The game will see a Celtic/Ireland legends team face off against a Manchester United legends team.

Keane will be captaining the United legends on the day.

"It is fitting the game will be staged in Liams home town of Cork, a great sporting county, and I am very confident the public will come out to show their support to Liam's family on September 25th," Keane added.

Tickets for the game go on sale on Monday morning.