Calling all you footie fans! Manchester United Football Club will hold a UNITED: LIVE fans meeting on Sunday, April 26 at the University of Science and Technology Beijing Gymnasium.

The day-long event, which is open to everyone, features training sessions led by Man United soccer school coaches and a special visit from Red Devil legends Dwight Yorke and Denis Irwin, who will share stories of their time with the club and discuss what it takes to become a professional footballer.

The day will conclude with a live screening of Everton vs. Manchester United with Yorke and Irwin providing analysis and commentary on the game.

Prior to the game, coaches from Manchester United Soccer Schools will demonstrate to how to play the 'United way'. Participants will learn the same drills, skills, and values taught to professional players at the world-class football club.

"Learning to play the United way is much more than learning how to kick a ball," said Manchester United Group Managing Director Richard Arnold. "It also educates participants on the importance of health and well-being, as well as the attitude needed to succeed – a legacy they can go on to use in everyday life."

Want to participate? The application to get free tickets to the event is here and will close this Sunday (Apr 19). Applications will then be entered into a ballot, and the winners notified by email prior to the event. Each entrant may apply for up to four places.

This article first appeared on our sister website beijingkids.

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