05/12/2012 13:21, Report by James Turner

Rising Stars meet their heroes

The finalists of Airtel Rising Stars 2012 were recently given the opportunity to show off their skills at United's Carrington training centre.

The 24 finalists from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, who won a youth talent competition run in conjunction with the club's partner Airtel, went through a rigorous five-day training camp with Manchester United Soccer Schools coaches.

During one of the sessions, several Reds first-teamers stopped by to say hello. Rio Ferdinand, Rafael, Phil Jones, David De Gea, Federico Macheda and Angelo Henriquez all took time to participate in a skills and drills session with the youngsters, as well as posing for photos and signing autographs.

While in the UK, the finalists were also treated to a tour of Old Trafford and a visit to the new National Football Museum in Manchester, as well as watching United take on QPR.


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