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First-team players give fans with life-limiting illnesses a Dream Day

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the Manchester United first team gave special fans a day to remember at Manchester United Foundation’s latest Dream Day.

| by Katie Newton

The manager and the players, including Paul Pogba, Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, made dreams come true at the Aon Training Complex for fans who suffer from serious and life-limiting illnesses.

The event takes place twice a season with supporters travelling from as far as Connecticut in America to meet their Reds heroes and watch the first team train from the balcony of the Jimmy Murphy Visitors’ Centre.

Attending his first Dream Day since signing for Manchester United in June, Aaron Wan-Bissaka said: “It’s been a great experience for the fans and an opportunity for us to give back. The kids are excited to see us and to have this experience; I’ve spoken to a few and given them advice to keep chasing their dreams.”

Fellow new team-mate Daniel James added: “This is my first Dream Day and it’s been amazing to meet these special fans and give something back when they’re going through such a difficult time; they’re true fans.”

Louis, 15, and his dad travelled all the way from the USA for the special occasion.  He said: “It’s just the most amazing thing in my life coming over from America to meet players that play in England; it’s just the best thing.  They call it a Dream Day for a reason because it feels like a dream meeting all these players and watching them train.”

Jasmine, 11, from Hertfordshire, said: “It’s always been my wish to meet the players; everyone in my family has supported Manchester United throughout their lives and coming to the training ground today has been really inspiring.”