Manchester United invite Thai survivors to Old Trafford

Thailand boys rescued

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.

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.