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Indian trip for youngsters

Wednesday 19 February 2020 14:06

Manchester United's Under-14s are participating in the Premier League and Indian Super League Next Generation Mumbai Cup.

Fellow Premier League clubs Chelsea and Southampton will also be involved and former Saints striker Alan Shearer is one of the guests due to attend the event in Mumbai.

The other teams taking part are Under-15s from FC Goa, Bengaluru and Reliance Foundation Young Champs, with the action getting under way on Monday 24 September. 

Former Southampton, Blackburn and Newcastle striker Alan Shearer will be in India.

The competition, supported by Star Sports, is being staged at Reliance Corporate Park over five days, alongside a varied programme of activities.

The Next Generation Mumbai Cup takes place during a week of activities dedicated to youth player development as part of the Premier League’s ongoing partnership with the ISL. Representatives from the Premier League, United, Chelsea and Southampton will work with 75 ISL coaches, local coaches and referees from across India to lead workshops, offer training and run development forums. The week will provide cultural and educational experiences for the 108 young players involved.

“We have an excellent longstanding relationship with the ISL and this week of activity will undoubtedly provide a fantastic opportunity for all young players and coaches involved," commented Premier League chief executive Richard Masters. “It is not just about the on-pitch activities but also the wider cultural and educational experiences, which are hugely beneficial to the players.”

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