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United’s Day With Special Olympic Athletes

On Tuesday, the Manchester United Foundation and Aon joined together to host the first of five football clinics as part of the USA tour. About 30 Aon colleages from the Boston area joined with Manchester United players Jonny Evans, Gabriel Obertan and Anderson, coaches from the Manchester United Soccer School, and representatives from the Manchester United Foundation, including Foundation chief executive John Shiels, in giving approximately 50 Special Olympic athletes from Boston a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The 90-minute clinic took place at Ohiri Field on the campus of Harvard University, and the athletes, whose ages ranged from 16 to 26, had a chance to learn some football techniques and interact with the Manchester United players.

The Aon Foundation is underwriting the cost of each of the Special Olympics soccer clinic with a sponsorship to the local Special Olympics chapters in each city where Manchester United will be playing as part of its North American tour. Clinics also will be conducted in Seattle, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C.

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162 Comments

  1. Zibbie says:

    willie wont go home.
    you ever here your name sake song? MG would know it.

  2. Zibbie says:

    Tired eyes. Go Man Utd !!!!

  3. willierednut says:

    Blah.

  4. Fred says:

    I know Zelh isn’t here, but there’s a chance he might come here later or tomorrow. When he does, he’ll see my message. :) I addressed it to him in particular because he is the one who was talking about Partytown the other day.

  5. Clint-IamYourPapii says:

    King Eric – Im Good, how about you?

    I think the purpose of Rio saying that was to remind critics of United that they deserve more recognition for the sucessful season we had and that not enough praise has been served at United’s Plate in comparison to past league winners. Media claim we was the best out of a bad bunch.

    But the way I see it is that with the Influx of more Money and new ownerships in the PL, every club has reasonable funds available to strenghthen teams which has lead to a more compettitve league. The relegation battle going down to the last day and finishing with 40 Points yet getting relegated proves this claim.

    This has ultimately led to more big teams dropping more points and United have won the most matches and gained the most points to finish 9 points clear (?) yet we’re called the Best out of a League with Underperfoming big teams.

    Bullshit 20th Awaits ;)

  6. wayne says:

    that was holy grail not life of brian

  7. Clint-IamYourPapii says:

    I Like Anders LindeGuard :lol:

    The guys got a fantastic attitude and seems like a sound keeper and similar to Arsenals Snezcechy in terms of technique and ability.

    ‘I didn’t come to United to sit on the bench and watch football as a privileged fan. I’m here to play and make my way and earn my respect.”

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2015244/Anders-Lindegaard-says-David-De-Gea-earn-goalkeepers-jersey-Manchester-United.html#ixzz1SE4B1w00

  8. Fred says:

    Bless you!

  9. Costas says:

    @Clint-IamYourPapii

    Ah, sorry mate. Your red usernames confused me. :lol:

  10. jasonpark says:

    Morning all true reds

    Any more new signing ?

  11. Clint-IamYourPapii says:

    its cool costas :)

    Jasonpark – I have an informant they has just informed me, we are on the brink of completing a deal for Charles N’zogbia and we have just put in a bid of £44M for Carlos Tevez.

    Finger Crossed 8)

  12. CedarsDevil says:

    Innovate do not imitate

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