DANNY Galbraith swapped the red and black shirt of Gala Fairydean Rovers for Manchester United at the weekend.

Galbraith last wore the Red Devils top 14 years ago but on Sunday he did so again, much to the delights of his six-year-old son, Vinny, who was one of the mascots.

The game was a testimonial match for Hibernian Scottish Cup winning legend David Gray, who was a team-mate of Galbraith’s during his spell at Old Trafford.

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An estimated crowd of around 6,000 attended the game to show their appreciation to Gray and watch the stars of yesteryear including current Hibernian manager Nick Montgomery, Scottish Cup winning heroes Conrad Logan, Fraser Fyvie, Darren McGregor and James Keatings, and League Cup winners Scott Brown and Steven Whittaker.

The United squad, which was managed by Brian McClair, featured a number of former internationals including Scotland pair Darren Ferguson and Phil Bardsley, England’s Wes Brown and the Republic of Ireland’s Darren Gibson.

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Gala skipper Galbraith said: “It was a really good day, more so for my wee boy Vinny who was as high as a kite. He is a mad keen Manchester United fan.

“So for him to be able to walk out with me and get to meet some of the players and keep the jersey was special.

“I played for the youth team with David at Manchester United so it was good to see him and also Brian McClair was the reserve team coach when I was there.

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“Initially I thought that we (Gala Fairydean Rovers) had a league game so I wouldn’t have been able to play but then I found out we had a cup game and the manager wanted to make a few changes, so it worked out well.

“I don’t think I’d have been able to play two games in two days.”

Gray said: “I’m grateful for the support I’ve had from everyone involved and for the players for travelling from all over to take part.

“The game had a slower tempo, but neither side wanted to lose, a lot of the players still have that winning mentality and there were a few full-on tackles.”

Sir Alex Ferguson signed Galbraith for a reported fee of £50,000 on his 16th birthday.

In his first season with the club, the highly-rated youngster helped United to FA Youth Cup final success against Liverpool.

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He made the reserve team but his progress was hampered by a series of injuries before he joined Hibernian in 2009.

Hibernian won testimonial game 1-0 thanks to a Gray goal.

Hibernian XI: Logan, Gray, Whittaker, Craig, Bartley, S Brown, Fyvie, Holt, Swanson, Keatings, McGregor. Substitutes: Montgomery, McLean.

Manchester United XI: Rachubka, Bruce, W Brown, Galbraith, Simpson, Rankin, Fletcher, Bardsley, Gibson, Eagles, Eckersley. Substitutes: Johnson, Thornley, McClair.

Referee: Kevin Clancy