GUWAHATI: Federick Kurbah of Meghalaya rose to the occasion at the final round of United We Play trials held in Chennai and confirmed his selection along with three other participants for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Manchester later this year. Organised by leading tyre maker Apollo Tyres in association with Manchester United, over 5000 young footballers took part in the programme this year. The final round of United We Play trials was held in the presence of Manchester United legends - Peter Schmeichel, Nemanja Vidic, Mikael Silvestre, Louis Saha, Quinton Fortune, Wes Brown and Ronny Johnsen, who were suitably impressed by Federick's footballing talent and the mettle he displayed on the pitch during the trials. In the finale held at Chennai, four young footballers - Federick along with Chennai's RS Preyarhanjan, Chandigarh's Ronald Singh and Kunal Yeole from Pune, were finally shortlisted to visit Old Trafford to participate in exciting activities like matchday experience, training session with Manchester United Soccer School coaches, and legend interactions, scheduled for later this year.
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