Manchester United have invited the survivors of a successful cave rescue mission in Thailand to visit Old Trafford this season.
The Premier League runners-up sent their sympathies to 12 young footballers, their coach and the Thai navy divers who saved the football team after they were trapped underground for 17 days in a flood.
The Red Devils took to Twitter to share their kind gesture.
#MUFC is relieved to learn that the 12 footballers and their coach trapped in a cave in Thailand are now safe. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected.
We would love to welcome the team from Wild Boars Football Club and their rescuers to Old Trafford this coming season. pic.twitter.com/5CGMoD1Msq
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 10, 2018
England defender Kyle Walker also pledged to send shirts as Gareth Southgate’s squad prepares for their World Cup semi-final against Croatia on Wednesday.
The team of a dozen teenagers, aged between about 11 and 17, got stuck deep inside the cave, in the north of Thailand, during an excursion with their coach after heavy rains submerged them in water.
— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) July 10, 2018