Apollo Tyres hosts De Gea, Elanga and van de Beek in India
Apollo Tyres is hosting Manchester United footballers David De Gea, Anthony Elanga and Donny van de Beek who are in India to celebrate the launch of the third edition of Apollo’s “United We Play” grassroots football initiative. The three Manchester United first-team players will be seen in Goa on 1 December at the event, marking the maiden visit to India for any footballer from the current Manchester United first-team squad.
United We Play is a pan-India initiative by Apollo Tyres to support young footballers in India by giving them a platform to showcase their skills with the objective of motivating aspiring footballers to continue playing, by engaging with them, and introducing them to global training methods.
The second season of United We Play concluded earlier this year. Season 2 saw 5000 budding footballers from across the country take part. In the grand finale in Chennai, four shortlisted players were chosen for once in a lifetime opportunity to visit Old Trafford to participate in exciting activities like a matchday experience and training session with Manchester United Soccer School coaches. Winners also get the chance to pick the brains of some of United’s greatest players during a meet and greet with Club legends.
Apollo Tyres and Manchester United are looking to increase participation and expand the footprint of the programme even further during the third season.