Stars of Manchester United’s first-team visited some special children on Thursday at The Christie, cancer research centre at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
The visit to see all the children has become an annual event in the Manchester United calendar.
Many of the children and families will be spending Christmas day in hospital, the players showed their support by delivering presents to many children and teenagers, many of which were delighted to see the players.
The Christie and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital receive regular support from the Manchester United Foundation.
Wayne Rooney told the clubs website:
“It’s not easy for kids who are in hospital over Christmas and it was nice to be able to put a smile on their faces, it was also good to chat to the parents and the doctors and nurses who do so much great work in looking after the children.”
Hernandez went to visit The Christie last year on his own and said:
“It’s very important for Manchester United players to visit places like The Christie because we can see another side of life. After all, we are very lucky, firstly because we’re very healthy but also because we do what we love which is playing football. I’ve always said I’m a lucky guy.
“The patients were very happy to meet me and see the trophy. They enjoyed it and that’s the most important thing.”
After the players visit, Wayne Rooney tweeted the following message:
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