Paul Scholes may need to get in training ahead of his Páirc Uí Chaoimh debut next month.

His former midfield partner Roy Keane was in Cork this morning to announce his Manchester United XI squad for the Liam Miller tribute match on 25 September.

Keane's side will take on an Celtic/Republic of Ireland selection managed by Martin O'Neill and the Cork native said, while the cause is front and centre, he expects the competitive juices to be flowing come game day.

"Pride kicks in and I am sure they will all want to do well and put in a good performance," said Keane, who is a 10-year season ticket holder at the home of Cork GAA.

The GAA's delay in agreeing to host the fixture dominated the sports news agenda last month before central council gave the fundraiser the go ahead.

"People were getting quite emotional when match was not allowed down there at first. We have gone around the houses but we got there in the end, so credit to the GAA for that," said Keane, who is not overly impressed with the physical conditioning of all his players.

"I did bump into Paul Scholes the other day in Manchester. He has let himself go a little bit," said Keane with a smile.

"I don't think they realise how big the pitch is," he added. "They are in for a shock... they might have to make it 15 a side."

This will be Keane's first time playing at Páirc Ui Chaoimh, but not his first time to compete at the home of Cork GAA.

"I ran down there for the school, when I was 12 or 13. I thought I was quite fast for my school, St John's, then when I was against other schools I found I was pretty average."