Former Man U star accompanies FIFA trophy to Vietnam

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Former Manchester United superstar Dwight Yorke came to Hanoi Thursday evening to attend the Dinner Gala in celebration of the FIFA World Cup trophy's visit to Hanoi.

The former footballer from Trinidad & Tobago said, "I'm honored to be an ambassador for the Coca-Cola-sponsored trip of taking the FIFA trophy around the world.

"I feel excited and surprised to see the world football fans' love for football, especially the FIFA trophy. I'm happy to bring happiness to everyone."

Yorke, 42, joined the English Premier club Aston Villa in 1989. He played 232 matches and scored 73 goals for the club before moving to Manchester United (MU) in 1998.

He was at his peak of his career with MU, where he played 95 matches and scored 47 goals during his four years playing for the red Devils at Old Trafford.

Yorke and Andy Cole became the greatest duo in Europe in the 1998-1999 season when they won a triple (the European Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup titles).

Yorke then played for Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Sydney FC and Sunderland. He also took Trinidad & Tobago to the 2006 World Cup in Germany before officially hanging up his boots in 2010.

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