Herrera and Mata's surprise appearance
Manchester United midfielders Ander Herrera and Juan Mata surprised children recently when they joined in with their evening football session.
Speaking about the importance of football sessions like Street Reds, Ander said: “It’s very important; football can help young children avoid certain temptations. I met most of my friends playing football; I think it’s a great opportunity to become a good person and make friends.
“It’s particularly important as many children stay at home and play on their PlayStations or tablets,” agreed Juan. “It’s very important for children to go out, get fresh air and play sports. Football has been the biggest part of my life; I made most of my relationships and friendships through football. It can change your life.”
Juan continued: “The work Manchester United Foundation does is helping the next generation, whether that be through football, education or projects like Street Reds around Greater Manchester.”