Manchester United Open New Soccer School in India

December 15, 2011

Soccer giants Manchester United have agreed a partnership with Western India Football Association (WIFA) to bring one of the world’s best club-sanctioned coaching programmes to Mumbai.

Manchester United Soccer Schools (MUSS) is inspired by the elite academy which has produced some of the English Premier League’s most famous names, pharmacy such as Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Danny Welbeck. It will train young footballers to play the ‘Manchester United way’.

The newly laid Astroturf at the Cooperage ground will be the home for MUSS academy which will offer kids aged between 8 and 18 a chance to train under the supervision of MUSS’s coaches. The training programme will be based on MUSS key principles of coaching: technical, tactical, physical, mental and social.

Mr. Praful Patel, President, WIFA said: “We are excited to be working with the current Premier League champions Manchester United. Young footballers will train under the direct supervision of coaches from Manchester United Soccer Schools, with programmes developed by the world acclaimed Manchester United Academy.

“These intensive but fun football development programmes will significantly improve players’ skills at a young age. We believe that this partnership will nurture and inspire young talent and provide players with the opportunity to realize their own potential.”

Manchester United CEO, David Gill added: “We are delighted to be partnering with the WIFA in bringing this exciting training programme to India. Manchester United Soccer Schools coaches have tremendous knowledge, experience and passion for the game that they will be able to pass on, both to young players and coaches. This is a long term commitment and we hope we will make an important contribution to the growth of Indian football.”

The partnership will also give coaches the chance to attend development courses to get an insight into the way Manchester United prepares its players. This long-term training programme will be run by full-time.