Chilean miners set for Manchester United training

MANCHESTER, England - Some of the Chilean miners rescued in October were to take part in a training session with Manchester United on Monday, hours before going on to watch the team’s Premier League match against Arsenal.

By (AP)

Published: Mon 13 Dec 2010, 8:18 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 3:57 AM

The miners arrived in Manchester on Sunday and were taken to a reception at Old Trafford hosted by United great Bobby Charlton, who is the son of a miner.

Charlton says “I can’t believe these are the same people the whole world dropped everything for. You took it in your stride and everyone around the world is very proud of you.”

Along with a session at the club’s training ground on the outskirts of Manchester, the miners will also meet manager Alex Ferguson.

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