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TEAM FERDINAND 2-2 TEAM SHEARER (5-3): TREVOR SINCLAIR AND MO FARAH ON TARGET AS SHEARER JOKES MOURI


Jose Mourinho made a comeback as a player on Saturday when he turned out in goal in a celebrity-studded fund-raising game for the Grenfell disaster victims at Loftus Road.

The Manchester United manager left Old Trafford, where a United legends side was playing Barcelona, to return to west London, where he had so much success with Chelsea.

England legend Alan Shearer managed the Portuguese on Saturday and had a solid dig at the Man Utd manager's expense in his team talk

Alan Shearer poked fun at Jose Mourinho by calling the Manchester United boss the "second best thing" to Sir Alex Ferguson in his pre-match team talk for the Grenfell charity match.

Shearer was managing a squad that included Mourinho in a televised UK friendly to raise funds following the Grenfell tower tragedy that killed at least 80 people.

Giving his team talk before the match, Shearer jokingly called out Mourinho, who played as goalkeeper for part of the game and during the penalty shootout.

“It’s a fantastic cause, I know you’ve all travelled from all over the country to be here," Shearer said to his team.

“Last night I was delighted when I heard that the greatest manager ever was coming to join us. I’ve got to apologise Sir Alex isn’t here, but we’ve got the second best thing. We’ve got Mourinho.”

Mourinho was unable to prevent Rio Ferdinand's team from beating Shearer's in a penalty shootout after a 2-2 result at Loftus Road.

The former Real Madrid and Chelsea coach did at least score his spot kick, but pop star Olly Murs scored the winning penalty in the 4-3 shootout win.

“I just told them I would play in goal because I wouldn’t have to run so much!” Mourinho told Sky after the match. “We have to bring some fun, something different to these matches.

“Matches where, in this case, you are honouring the memories of many. And trying to give happiness to the ones who stayed.

Peter Crouch celebrates with Mo Farah

A minute's silence was held ahead of kick-off in memory of those who lost their lives in the Grenfell fire in June

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore stoops to head the ball during his second half cameo apperance

Former England goalkeeper David James started both halfs between the sticks for Team Shearer

Former England goalkeeper David Seaman and Republic of Ireland's Shay Given smile for the camera in the dressing room

QPR Director of Football Les Ferdinand and club owner Tony Fernandes (right) bring out wreaths prior to the match

Former footballer Jamie Redknap pictured in action

Good Morning host Ben Shepherd pictured with Peter Crouch and other celebrities

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Culled from Goal.com

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