Wed, 17 May 2006

Ole Goes Back to School – in Hong Kong!

HONG KONG - On the first day of his visit to Hong Kong Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took time from his hectic schedule to visit one of the local schools in the community.

During his visit to the La Salle College Ole was taken for a tour of the school, closely followed by the hundreds of pupils eager to see their hero. A selected few pupils were given the chance to sit with Ole and interview him for the school paper, followed by the opportunity to take a print of Ole's hand together with his autograph as a lasting souvenir of the day a footballing legend was in their school.

Manchester United have always placed great importance on integrating into the local community, whether in the UK or around the world, and the presence of one of the club's stars amongst a group of delighted school children on the other side of the world reflected how much emphasis the club places on recognising its global fanbase.

The highlight of the day was when Ole took to the stage in front of a packed auditorium to talk about Manchester United, his experiences in becoming a professional footballer and the importance of hard work and dedication.

The pupils were then given the chance to pose their own questions, before Ole presented the school with a signed first team shirt bearing the familiar "Solskjaer 20" on the back.

Whilst this was all taking place, a group of players from the Manchester United Reserve Team, in Hong Kong for the Super 7's tournament were also out and about visiting local schools in the community and sharing their knowledge with the region's youngsters.

With such an enthusiastic response to the players' visits, especially and understandably that of Ole's, there can be little doubt that the popularity of Manchester United continues to grow wherever and whenever the club arrives in town.

For further details, please contact:

Mr. Tony Byrne
Coaching Director
Tel: +852 2314 2114

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