Photos: Manchester United’s brilliant gesture to their young players during lockdown

Manchester United have acted admirably during this unprecedented lockdown period, helping the wider community as well as supporting their own.

As revealed by Goal journalist Charlotte Dunker on twitter, 180 academy players from the age groups Under-8’s to Under-16’s have been rewarded with gifts for the way they have been coping during lockdown.

The youngsters were lucky enough to receive a signed card from the great Captain Marvel Bryan Robson, as well as a letter from academy staff, filled with positive energy and encouraging the players to enjoy their time off as much as possible.

This is a fantastic gesture from the club who are aware of the hardships players are dealing with without football during these difficult times.

Of course, there are vulnerable people in the local community as well as their own players which the club have helped through offering food packages, protective equipment and making financial donations to NHS hospitals.

Marcus Rashford progressed through the academy ranks from a young age like so many at the club aspire to do and was impressed with the latest gesture his boyhood club has made.

See the letter and the gift below, courtesy of Dunker’s twitter account:

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