"We have a strong insistence on them being good not just in soccer, but academically and in character too.
"We want the youth in our squad to not only be great sportsmen who demonstrate the respect, teamwork and discipline that soccer teaches, but also become well-rounded, responsible individuals.
"We want them to be great ambassadors for our club, people who will be able to find meaningful growth paths later in their careers and lives – even if outside of the world of soccer."
Epson managing director of Southeast Asia Koichi Endo shared Bushell’s sentiments and believed United's trip to Singapore will have a lasting legacy.
"Holistic youth development in both sports and education in the communities where we operate has always been a common emphasis for both Manchester United and Epson," he said.
"This is why I'm so glad to have had United professionals advise many of the Beyond Youth children about the realities involved in pursuing the sport professionally."