Manchester United stars Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez and David De Gea host youngsters for dream day

  • Manchester United hosted their dream day at the Aon Complex training ground
  • David De Gea, Alexis Sanchez, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku were all present
  • United are gearing up for Sunday’s Premier League clash at home to Arsenal 

Robert Cottingham For Mailonline

Manchester United welcomed youngsters to their Aon Complex training ground as they celebrated their foundation’s dream day on Thursday. 

Seriously ill children and adults met with Red Devils stars including Paul Pogba, David De Gea, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku at Carrington. 

The event takes place twice a season and sees United stars meet and pose with supporters who are suffering from life-limiting illnesses. 

Manchester United No 1 David De Gea with nine-year-old Caitlin

Manchester United No 1 David De Gea with nine-year-old Caitlin

Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku with fan Jacob

Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku with fan Jacob

David De Gea, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku pose with young supporters on Thursday

Youth products Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard were also in attendance while the likes of Antonio Valencia, Juan Mata and Chris Smalling to make it a memorable day for United supporters. 

United are currently gearing up for Sunday afternoon’s home clash with Arsenal, the first meeting between the two sides since Arsene Wenger announced he would be stepping down as Gunners boss at the end of the season. 

Wenger and former Sir Alex Ferguson held a long-standing rivalry around the early 2000s when Arsenal and United were consistently competing for league titles. 

Paul Pogba was another Manchester United in attendance for the foundation's dream day

Paul Pogba was another Manchester United in attendance for the foundation's dream day

Paul Pogba was another Manchester United in attendance for the foundation’s dream day

Juan Mata poses with nine-year-old George and 10-year-old Jake at the Aon Complex 

Juan Mata poses with nine-year-old George and 10-year-old Jake at the Aon Complex 

Juan Mata poses with nine-year-old George and 10-year-old Jake at the Aon Complex 

And Wenger will come up against another familiar adversary in Jose Mourinho on Sunday, in what will be the final meeting between the rival managers. 

Sanchez, who joined United from Arsenal in the January transfer window, spoke ahead of Sunday’s match about the differences between the two clubs.  

‘It is very different here,’ Alexis told MUTV as he prepared to face the Gunners for the first time since leaving. ‘I think United is a club with more history and we want to win trophies next year.

Defender Antonio Valencia smiles alongside Scott as United hosted their bi-annual dream day

Defender Antonio Valencia smiles alongside Scott as United hosted their bi-annual dream day

Defender Antonio Valencia smiles alongside Scott as United hosted their bi-annual dream day

Youth product Marcus Rashford was present during the heart-warming day at Carrington

Youth product Marcus Rashford was present during the heart-warming day at Carrington

Youth product Marcus Rashford was present during the heart-warming day at Carrington

‘We need to keep progressing; United is a big club, to which I am still adapting, and I am looking forward to giving everything I’ve got next year and aiming to win everything there is to win.’ 

United then face Premier League matches against Brighton, West Ham and Watford before the FA Cup final clash with Chelsea to round off the campaign.

Mourinho’s men conceded the Premier League title to rivals Manchester City this month with a shock 1-0 home defeat by West Brom. 

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