Man United's third year of schooling in Hong Kong

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in Hong Kong to officially launch Manchester United Soccer Schools’ third year in the Chinese Special Administrative Region. In one of his first duties under his new role as a club ambassador – part of the new two-year deal he signed in April – the Norwegian was on hand to demonstrate his ball skills with youngsters, announce the new soccer development programme and fielded questions from international media.

MUSS Hong Kong is the only fixed facility of its kind in Asia and over the last two years over 1000 aspiring young football players – aged 8-15, male or female – have taken part. The school is based at Hong Kong Football Club, Happy Valley, and runs a 20-week program coached by a team of MUSS UK Coaches and qualified local assistant coaches.

“I am delighted to be in Hong Kong to support Manchester United Soccer Schools. Whenever I have played in Asia I have always been amazed at the knowledge and enthusiasm that fans have for Premiership. It is so important for a great club like Manchester United to be offering quality coaching programs to young players around the world,” Ole said at the launch.

Solskjaer was joined at the launch by United’s reserve team manager Rene Meulensteen and visited the Hong Kong base of United’s new shirt sponsors AIG, a school in Kowloon and joined Rene in a coaching session with at Hong Kong Football Club.