Ole's Reds make fans' memories at Dream Day
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his first-team players made special memories for excited fans at Manchester United Foundation’s latest Dream Day.
The heart-warming Dream Day event takes place twice a season with supporters travelling from across the world to meet their footballing heroes and watch a first-team training session from the visitors' area at the Jimmy Murphy Centre.
Ole used to attend Dream Days as a player and enjoyed giving his support once again in his new role at the club.
“I’ve really enjoyed the Dream Day today; this is such an important day for the children and players too. We know we can make a difference to families; the children have met their heroes today.“
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Children with life-limiting conditions have met their United heroes, thanks to our Foundation's heart-warming event.
“It’s really important for us to meet the children. We’re really happy they can watch us training and hopefully we can put some smiles on faces and support them in difficult times.”
Henry, 16, was delighted to meet his favourite players. He said:
“It’s been great watching the players train; it’s a surreal and amazing experience. My favourite part has been meeting the players, and seeing how nice they are. It’s been a stressful time catching up on my GCSEs, so this has given me a huge boost.”
Curtis, who is nine years old and has spina bifida, travelled from Northern Ireland for the event. He told us:
“I was so excited when the players came over; it’s been great to meet them as I’ve been a fan all my life. It’s been good for my confidence, meeting everyone, and it’s been good to get to know the players, ask them some questions and take a photo with them.”
For more information about Dream Days and Manchester United Foundation please visit www.mufoundation.org.