Former Manchester United players played in a charity match at Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on Sunday (June 9).

They went up against the Myanmar National League and the Myanmar Senior Team in a friendly match aimed at drawing attention to the country's democratic reforms and return to the international stage after nearly five decades under strict military rule.

Veteran player Denis Irwin said he was honoured to take part in the event.

"It's an opportunity, we did some work in Thailand. It's an opportunity for myself, and Clayton Blackmore, Lee Sharpe and Andrew Cole to come across and visit Myanmar. I was here six weeks ago, so it's you know, it's just opening up so it's a great opportunity to come across here and find out a little more about us," Irwin said.

Full-back Denis Irwin played for United from 1990 to 2002, playing in the team that won the treble in 1999 including the dramatic 2-1 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League final. The team sported other Man Utd greats such as Andrew Cole and Lee Sharpe. Current and former Myanmar football players were also thrilled for the opportunity to meet the players.

The match took place in rainy conditions and saw all three teams playing each other in exhibition conditions.

According to the Myanmar Football Federation, all proceeds will go to Buddhist monastic education, local hospitals and HIV rehabilitation efforts.

Presented by Adam Justice