Manchester United’s legendary Danish goalkeeper, Peter Schmeichel, was appointed as an official ambassador of the club today.
As part of his role, Schmeichel will attend events and functions, promoting the work it does with the community and sharing anecdotes from his time as a player at Old Trafford.
Schmeichel said: "It’s a great honour to be an ambassador for Manchester United.
“I spent many happy years at the club and achieved some of my greatest sporting accolades whilst playing here, so I was delighted to be asked to take up this role.”
At 6’ 3”, the towering shot-stopper played for United for eight years from 1991 to 1999, where he added five Premier League titles, three FA Cups and a Champions League winner’s medal to his impressive trophy cabinet.
He added: “I am looking forward to working with United again and sharing my experiences, as well as catching up with some of my former team-mates.”
Schmeichel, nick-named the ‘Great Dane’, was part of the famous treble winning side of ’99 and has played alongside other Red Devils legends such as Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Roy Keane.
Other United ambassadors include Sir Bobby Charlton, Bryan Robson, Gary Neville and Andrew Cole.