Jonathan Greening: Former Man Utd midfielder joins Tadcaster

Jonathan Greening
Jonathan Greening has made 423 Football League appearances

Ex-Manchester United and West Brom midfielder Jonathan Greening has joined ninth-tier side Tadcaster Albion.

Greening, 35, was in United's matchday squad when they beat Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final.

He was a free agent after leaving Nottingham Forest at the end of last season and could play for the Northern Counties East Premier Division side against Maltby on Saturday.

"It's unbelievable for the club," Tadcaster boss Paul Marshall said.

"My son has known his daughter for some time but I had never spoken to him before yesterday," he told BBC Radio York.

"He's got a Champions League winners' medal and has played for some brilliant clubs. I can't get the smile off my face.

Jonathan Greening signs for Tadcaster Albion
Greening (bottom right) last played competitively in Nottingham Forest's 2-1 defeat by Brighton in the Championship in May

"We had ex-Leeds United player Gary McAllister here beforeexternal-link but that was more of a publicity stunt, this is for real. He trained with the lads last night and they were all so excited."

Marshall revealed that sibling rivalry may have played a part in Greening's move to Ings View.

The Scarborough man's younger brother Josh plays as a striker for the side.

"He'll have pressure on him from his brother because he's been outstanding for us and he'll have to prove he's better than him," Marshall said. "Josh has scored seven goals in his last two games for us."