Eriksen and Lindelof help make a young Red's dream come true

Saturday 24 December 2022 12:00

Christian Eriksen and Victor Lindelof helped make a dream come true for Manchester United fan Bradley Hadman when he visited our Carrington training ground this week.

Bradley, 17, from near Peterborough, is pursuing a “bucket list” of wishes while living with a brain tumour – and meeting the Manchester United team was his number one ambition.

The club invited Bradley to Carrington, together with his dad, Simon, and brother, Zachary, and the whole squad stopped to greet him as they walked out to train the day after our 2-0 victory over Burnley on Wednesday.

Bradley watched the players being put through their paces before being given a tour of the training ground, including the gym, where goalkeeper Tom Heaton showed him around.
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Bradley’s bucket list: meet the players

Bradley is a 17-year-old Red with a brain tumour and a bucket list that we’re honoured to help him with...

After training, Christian and Victor sat down for a chat with Bradley, who praised Christian for his excellent goal which helped set United on the path to victory against Burnley the previous evening.

Bradley explained that he was not able to be at the game because he had been ticking off another wish on his bucket list – stroking a rare red panda at a safari park.

“It was my dream animal to meet and stroke and somehow we managed to find one,” Bradley said. 

“They are basically like me, they eat and sleep all day,” he joked.
Christian gave Bradley a signed Eriksen shirt as a Christmas gift, and Victor handed him a signed pair of his worn boots.

Speaking after the meeting, Christian and Victor told MUTV what a pleasure it had been to meet Bradley, whose vibrant personality was clear for everyone to see, and to see him smiling.

Bradley said he was “speechless” when he found out from his mum that he had been invited to Carrington and that he felt “over the moon” at the end of the visit.
Manchester United would like to thank the charity Make-A-Wish, which helps deliver unique experiences for children with life-threatening or life-limiting medical conditions, for helping arrange the visit.

Everyone at the club wishes Bradley a very Merry Christmas.