The likes of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave a young Manchester United a lifelong memory after surprising the boy when he came to visit the team’s training facility.
Samuel, who has cerebral palsy, attends the Manchester Creative and Media Academy and still plays soccer. It’s not easy, he admits, but he doesn’t see it as a big issue and prefers to “just get on with it.” The Manchester United Foundation released a video featuring Samuel’s story and the surprise at the training ground.
“Going into the training ground was the best day of my life,” Sam said.
David de Gea signed a pair of gloves for Sam, who also plays keeper. Of course, the biggest starstruck moment came when Ibrahimovic came down the stairs. The Swedish striker and Pogba posed for pictures and joked around with Sam, whose couldn’t contain his giant smile.
Sam said he finds inspiration in the United players and their drive to “keep going no matter what.” That, in turn, pushes Sam to “never, never, never give up … I’m in a wheelchair and I never give up.”
Something tells me that Sam might be just as inspiring to the United players as they are to him.