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Revealed: Manchester United Art Challenge winners

Sunday 12 July 2020 00:30

After thousands of entries from all ages around the world, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has decided his winner of the Manchester United Art Challenge, and in the end it was too close to call.

Initially staged during lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenge allowed our supporters worldwide to showcase their artistic talents by colouring in pictures of first-team players, 

In total, we received 1,551 entries from fans based in over 87 countries, ranging in age from two to 57 years old. Once the entries were submitted, fans were allowed to vote for their favourite in a poll that was run between 25 and 31 May, with the five-person shortlist drawn up after that.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives his verdict on the finalist's entries for the Manchester United Art Challenge.

The five-person shortlist was:

  • Miss Muge Onen (Turkey, aged 20)
  • Ms Neha Rayer (Sri Lanka, aged 16)
  • Mark Drukarov (Russia, aged 5)
  • Neevanath Kumar (Malaysia, aged 15)
  • Miss Michaèla Paul (South Africa, aged 20)
However, when asked to pick one winner from the final five, the manager said that it was too difficult to judge and that all of the finalists are winners. Each entrant will receive a 19/20 team signed shirt along with a print of their picture signed by the player featured.

Solskjaer said: "A huge thank you to all our Manchester United fans around the world that have taken part in our Manchester United Art challenge. The response was fantastic, with more than a thousand entries from more than 80 countries around the world. The standard of the top five was so high that we decided they're all winners, so we're going to arrange a prize for all of them.

"Thanks again for all your entries and enjoy the rest of the season."