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Celebrating the Foundation's 17th anniversary

Manchester United Foundation is celebrating its 17th anniversary, and in celebration we have officially launched our TikTok channel.

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| by Katie Salter

Seventeen years ago today, Manchester United hosted a European XI at Old Trafford, which boasted names including Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Andrea Pirlo. This fixture marked the launch of Manchester United Foundation – and the club’s associated charity continues to make a huge impact across Greater Manchester and beyond today.

The Foundation was established as a lasting tribute to the Busby Babes; honouring their legacy by nurturing and developing the talents of young people.

John Shiels, CEO, said: “It has been amazing to be a part of the past 17 years, which we look back on with great appreciation and gratitude. During that time, I know the Foundation has changed the lives of thousands of children and young people for the better. I am so proud to be a part of a Manchester United family that is so caring, thoughtful and community-focused.”

In celebration of the anniversary, the Foundation has launched on TikTok, with the aim of providing another online avenue through which to positively engage with young people.

Through TikTok, we hope to engage with a new audience of Manchester United fans and Foundation supporters – we are a young people’s charity, so hope to communicate to this younger audience through fresh content, that will excite, entertain and educate users. Content will be player-led, but also participant-led, so audiences can aspire and relate to what they see.

Please follow and support the Foundation on TikTok.