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Watch: Thai Cave Boys Visit Old Trafford & Cheer as Manchester United Beat Everton

By: Buzz Staff


Last Updated: October 29, 2018, 12:29 IST

Credit: Manchester United/Twitter

Credit: Manchester United/Twitter

After winning 2-1 against Everton, Manchester United is now winning hearts on the Internet for invited the Wild Boars football team to Old Trafford.

Remember the 12 boys of a Thailand football team Wild Boars, who were trapped inside a cave for 18 days before being finally rescued? Well, they just got to meet some of the biggest stars in English football, thanks to Manchester United.

On Saturday, the Manchester United invited the Wild Boars team to their Carrignton training ground where they were met with the club’s manager Jose Mourinho. The team then went on to join the team at Old Trafford, and cheered for the Red Devil’s in the Premier League match in which Manchester United beat Everton 2-1. In fact, the invitation had been extended in July itself.

This is not the first time that the Wild Boars Football Club team, which attracted world attention in July after the dramatic and protracted efforts to rescue them and their coach from the Tham Luang caves in Northern Thailand.

They had been invited earlier by FIFA to attend the final of the Football World Cup in Moscow, Russia in July. However, since the date was too close to the boys’ rescue, they were unable to make it. Earlier this month, the boys had been invited by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to Buenos Aires to attend the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. The group also played a friendly match in Argentina. And after a month of travelling, it seems the boys thoroughly enjoyed their time with the English team at Old Trafford.

Manchester United posted photos and videos of the Thai boys interacting with club members on Twitter and have since been receiving widespread appreciation from fans across the world.

They boys got to meet Premier League stars including Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera, Fred Rodriguez, Andreas Pereira and Diogo Dalot among others.

That’s not all, the boys also got to meet and watch the match with English football legend Eric Cantona.

The boys had earlier met another football star and currently the LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the sets of the Ellen Show in October. The boys had been on set with Ellen DeGeneres when they were surprised by Ibrahimovic who appeared on the show along with the boys and their coach and hailed their bravery.

(This article was originally published on October 29, 2018)

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