United to host youth camps in Japan

Kyodo

Manchester United will host youth soccer camps in Japan for the first time this spring, organizers said Wednesday.

Manchester United Soccer Schools (MUSS) under the Premier League giants will hold the camps for three days each in Hiroshima, Yokohama and Tokyo between March 22 and April 5 for young players aged between 8 and 18.

The MUSS camps plan to offer a program developed by the first-team coaches of Manchester United to a group of up to 96 students in each camp at a cost of ¥63,000 each. Players will be divided into groups of 16 according to their age and stay with the same coach for the whole camp, the organizers said.

United midfielder Shinji Kagawa said in a written statement that attending MUSS will give young players “a great chance to experience our first-team coaching programs” and gives some idea of “what it feels like to play the Manchester United way.”