Our free video shows prize-draw winner Richard Ashworth-Lord training with Manchester United's senior goalkeepers and their coach Eric Steele at Carrington.

Richard won this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity after purchasing the new lucky green goalkeeper's kit at the Old Trafford Megastore. 


05/12/2011 14:42, Report by Richard Johnson

Lucky fan trains with United keepers

Megastore prize-draw winner Richard Ashworth-Lord recently enjoyed the experience of a lifetime by training with Manchester United's goalkeepers.

United fan Richard gained an insight into the regime of a professional footballer by watching the first-team players warm up in the gym at the club's Carrington training ground. He then put on a pair of gloves for a hands-on training session with David De Gea, Anders Lindegaard, Ben Amos, Tomasz Kuszczak, Sam Johnstone and coach Eric Steele.

After joining all five goalkeepers for a warm-up, Richard was put to work by Eric and Sam on a variety of drills aimed at improving his handling skills, footwork and positioning. “The intensity was non-stop," said Richard. "It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced."

Kitted out by Nike in new gloves, boots and training wear, Richard impressed Eric Steele, who said: “He acquitted himself very well. He should be very proud of what he achieved."

Richard won his training day by buying the green GK kit at the Old Trafford Megastore.