The Top Twenty U-15 Teams travel to Manchester
Final preparations for the Manchester United Premier Cup World FInals 2011 are underway as the most promising U-15 teams in the world travel to Manchester and prepare to face the ultimate test of skill and determination.
The tournament will kick off with the all-important Opening Ceremony and Draw at Manchester United's training facility at Carrington on Tuesday 2nd August, where the teams will find out who they will face for their group matches. The Final showdown will take place at Old Trafford on Saturday 6th August following Manchester United's 1st Team Open Training Session.
Amongst the 1.7million youngsters that have played in this prestigious tournament, over the years are superstars such as Gerard Pique who took part in 2002. Pique was keen to pass on his advise to all the teams as they make their final preparations:
"I would advise the young players travelling to Manchester to make the most of this opportunity to broaden their experience and face different styles of play. Watch, listen and learn - work hard and play with passion - always!
Some of the best young footballers in the world will be dreaming of glory, but only one team will lift the trophy at Old Trafford as the 2011 Manchester United Premier Cup World Champions!