Indian Football

Man Utd to send seven legends to visit India for 'United We Play Finale'

Arjun Singh Devgan
Vidic is one among the Man United legends who will visit India
Vidic is one among the Man United legends who will visit India / Alex Livesey/GettyImages

Manchester United are sending seven club legends to India to visit the country as part of the United We Play Finale from April 23.

The Red Devils are the most popular football team in India and previously launched the United We Play programme to reiterate the importance of grassroots football and the development of young players.

Seven United legends in Peter Schmeichel, Nemanja Vidic, Mikael Silvestre, Louis Saha, Quinton Fortune, Wes Brown and Ronny Johnsen will take part in the finale of the second season of United We Play, a pan-India initiative by United which supports young footballers in India by giving them a platform to showcase their skills.

The second season of United We Play was launched earlier this year with former United striker Dimitar Berbatov.

The seven United legends will take part in various activities and events planned to maximise engagement with club supporters and football fans in India. In the lead up to the visit, Apollo Tyres will be conducting various contests on social media in which select winners will receive a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet the legends.

Five players will be selected during the United We Play Finale in Chennai and they will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit Old Trafford. There they will participate in training sessions with Manchester United Soccer School coaches while also getting the opportunity to interact with legends of the game.