Professionals who have previously appeared at the Under-15s Manchester United Premier Cup:
Rafael da Silva
Fabio da Silva
You can see more videos like this at the official Manchester United Premier Cup site.
Overnight success doesn't exist in football. Indeed, as the old saying goes: good things come to those who wait... which also explains why Nike's superb behind-the-scenes video from this summer's Manchester United Premier Cup is only now seeing the light of day.
The clip – evocative, inspiring and beautifully shot – features action from the tournament, as well as contributions from the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez, and provides insight into just how much the tournament means to young players around the world. We're sure you'll agree it's been worth the wait.
The MUPC is the most prestigious Under-15s tournament on Earth and begins with more than 8000 clubs from 43 countries vying for glory. The world finals are held at the Reds’ Carrington training base, where 20 teams in four groups compete across three days. When only two remain they run out on Old Trafford’s hallowed turf.
This year, Mexico’s Pachuca and South Africa’s Orlando Pirates battled it out for the title of world champions, with Pachuca emerging victorious.
"It's one of the most outstanding tournaments in youth football," Sir Alex says.