Jose Mourinho dishes out hugs to young Thai footballers who survived cave ordeal as Manchester United welcome Wild Boars to Carrington
- Thai boys who spent more than two weeks trapped in a cave visited Carrington
- The young team from Wild Boars FC met Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho
- United play Everton on Sunday and the boys will be special guests at Old Trafford
The young team of Thai footballers who spent more than two weeks trapped underground earlier this year have met Jose Mourinho at Manchester United’s Carrington training ground.
Twelve boys and their coach from Wild Boars Football Club hit headlines in July when they became stuck in a cave which flooded.
Upon their remarkable escape, United tweeted: ‘We would love to welcome the team from Wild Boars Football Club and their rescuers to Old Trafford this coming season.’
Jose Mourinho (top row, centre) posed with youngsters from Wild Boars Football Club
The Thai footballers visited Manchester United’s Carrington training ground this week
United manager Mourinho gave out hugs to the boys who survived two weeks in a cave
The boys were initially too unwell to travel but, after making impressive recoveries, they arrived in England this week and posed for photos with midfielders Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera, after receiving hugs from manager Mourinho.
Mourinho also took off his training jacket and signed it for United’s visitors.
United host Everton on Sunday and the 12 youngsters are expected to be special guests at Old Trafford for the Premier League match.
Although the boys were all rescued from the cave, former Navy diver Saman Gunan died during his bid to save them.
Mourinho took off his jacket and signed it for the visitors who will be at Old Trafford on Sunday
United star Paul Pogba (left) posed for a photo with one of the young footballers from Thailand
Fellow United midfielder Ander Herrera was also on hand to welcome the boys to Carrington
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