19/12/2013 16:00, Report by G Thompson, N Thomas

Reds bring festive cheer

Manchester United players made some special Red deliveries to youngsters at two local hospitals on Thursday.

The squad split into two and headed to The Christie and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital armed with hundreds of United goodies which had been wrapped by the club’s youth players and staff at the Aon Training Complex.

Patients at both hospitals were delighted to meet their heroes who were more than happy to help raise the spirits of those not so fortunate during the Christmas period.

"We wanted to do what we could to help the children feel a bit better – no-one wants to be in hospital at Christmas," said Darren Fletcher, who met youngsters at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. "It's a great honour for us to be able to come and visit them and bring them some presents."

Ryan Giggs, who attended the Christie visit, added: "We know this visit is really important for the patients, especially the ones who won’t be home for Christmas. It’s good to give them a boost at a difficult time and it’s something the lads all look forward to."

Club photographers John and Matt Peters accompanied the players visiting the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and you can now view a gallery of images by clicking on the main image above.


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