29/10/2013 16:05, Report by Katie Newton

Dream day for young Reds

Manchester United fans suffering from life-limiting illnesses visited the Aon Training Complex on Monday to meet their Reds heroes as part of a Manchester United Foundation 'Dream Day'.

Despite the miserable weather, the atmosphere was bright as the 16-strong group watched the first team train, before coming face-to-face with their idols as the players chatted, posed for photographs and signed autographs.

These memorable events take place every season and are organised in association with foundations such as Starlight Children’s Foundation and Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity, which grant wishes to seriously and terminally ill children and adults across the country.

Manager David Moyes and first-team coach Phil Neville were also on hand to lend their support and afterwards Phil explained why such events are so special.

"It’s probably one of the most important things that we can do as coaching staff and as players," he said. "Kids write in with their dream of meeting the Manchester United team, to come down to the Aon Training Complex and watch training, so when they ask if we can make that dream come true, we don’t even need to think about it, it’s a yes.

"There were some fantastic characters there and to put a smile on the faces of those families is probably one of my highlights since I’ve come back to the club this season."

Click the image above to see a gallery of photos from the day.


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