Manchester United’s first-team squad made precious memories for excited fans at Manchester United Foundation’s latest Dream Day.
Casemiro, David de Gea, Lisandro Martínez and Cristiano Ronaldo all met young children at Carrington Training Ground.
The event is the first one since 2019, which was put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Club skipper Harry Mcguire told ILOVEMCR how vital these events were:
“We know how much these days mean to our club; ever since I joined the club it’s been clear to me how much we do in the community and how important that is.
“Putting smiles on fans faces and making them happy is what it’s all about. We’ve really missed days like this, so it’s great to have fans back.”
Joshy, aged 10 from Northampton, was thrilled to meet his hero Ronaldo and celebrate together after he scored his 700th club career goal yesterday.
He said: “I got to see Ronaldo!
“I did the ‘Siu’ celebration, and he did it with me and that made me really happy.”
Ten-year-old Archie from Peterborough enjoyed his once-in-a-lifetime experience: “It’s been one of the greatest experiences of my life, if not the greatest.
“I’ve been a lifelong United supporter and it’s always been my dream to meet the players.
“Antony is really kind; he gave me his match-worn shirt from the game against Everton.
“I didn’t know what to say if I’m honest – I’ll never forget today.”
The visitors got to meet their heroes and also watch the first team train for the day from the balcony of the Jimmy Murphy Visitors’ Centre.
Bruno Fernandes highlighted how special these days were to the players and the fans.
He said: “Every time we do these days it is special.
“It’s good to share some nice moments with them and give them a good experience.
“For me, as a father, this makes me really proud to do these kinds of things and make someone happy just by having my company and autograph.
“Knowing that it is a big occasion for them makes it really special for me, too.”