Scholars head behind the scenes at Old Trafford

Scholars head behind the scenes at Old Trafford

Chevening Scholars from across the UK were lucky enough to visit Old Trafford, home to Manchester United Football Club.

Often referred to as the ‘Theatre of Dreams’, Old Trafford is one of the most famous grounds in world football, and has hosted some incredible matches with incredible players.

The likes of David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Eric Cantona and George Best have graced the turf at Old Trafford, leaving behind a legacy which is rivalled by very few clubs around the world.

Scholars were treated to an exclusive, behind the scenes tour, visiting the changing rooms, press room, trophy cabinets and the players tunnel. They were also able to sit in the dug out, usually occupied by current Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal.

After, they headed to the University of Salford to learn about the history of football in Manchester, which included a talk on ‘the class of 92’ and their partnership with the university.

‘The class of 92’ are a group of former Manchester United footballers, made up of Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Ryan Giggs, who have bought local football club Salford City FC. Another famous footballer, David Beckham, was part of ‘the class of 92,’ but hasn’t joined their business venture.

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