TWO of Euro Weekly News’ younger readers Raife (9) and Lani (6) are great fans of Manchester United and when they found out that they were training in the hills above Marbella they persuaded their mother Loreili to take them to the training camp.
When they arrived, there was a security guard at the front of the pitch and when they asked if they could go in and see the players he explained that only the manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could allow that.
Children don’t have the fear of embarrassment that many adults do so they both shouted out “Manager, manager, we love the team can we come in?”
Clearly impressed by their chutzpah, the manager came out and quietly ushered them into the training ground where they got the chance to meet and have photographs taken with all of their favourite players.
Six-year-old Lani who is doing well with learning Spanish decided that she should be polite and speak to Goalkeeper David de Gea in his own language which came as a bit of a surprise to him.
After spending time meeting and chatting with all of the players they were given a signed Manchester United shirt and left, having had an incredible time.
Whilst we read about the greed and arrogance of some football stars, the entire MU team help to redress the balance with their kindness and friendliness to two young fans.