Ex Nigerian International Emmanuel Amunike has explained why he won’t feature in Manchester United Vs Barcelona Legends game.
Emmanuel Amunike will not play when the Barça Legends will be taking on a team of ex-players from one of Europe’s historic clubs, the Manchester United Legends.
Amunike who scored the winning goal in the Olympic 1996 final said he cannot participate because he is in Nigeria at the moment and has other engagements.
According to Vanguard, Amunike said: “It is not that they didn’t invite me for the game against Manchester United, I am in Nigeria now, I will not be available, so I can’t play,”.
Veterans like Ronaldinho, Edgar Davids and Simao Sabrosa have been named in the Barca squad, which also includes names such as Jesus Angoy, Juan Carlos, Gheorghe Popescu, Miguel Angel Nadal, Juliano Belletti, Patrik Andersson, Frederic Déhu, Edmílson, Andoni Goikoetxea, Gaizka Mendieta, Ludovic Giuly and Julio Salinas.
Amunike was bought by La Liga giants FC Barcelona for $3.6 million, making his official debut on the 22nd in a 1–0 home win against Celta de Vigo and scoring on 16 March of the following year in a 1–0 success at CD Logroñés.
There will also be a return match on 2 September 2017, the Barça Legends will pay a visit to the English club for a match at Old Trafford.