By Brad Cox (Twitter: @BradJCox_)
Manchester United have announced appreciation packages to be delivered to NHS staff during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Manchester United Foundation vehicles and drivers will be on duty for NHS use.
The club’s staff and volunteers will continue to work in schools coaching “key worker’s” children.
Sir Alex Ferguson has praised the ‘magnificent’ NHS response.
“I’m delighted we are now recognising the importance of our NHS – as I experienced two years ago after they saved my life – the response to this pandemic has been magnigicent and has made me proud of the way the club and the British people have rallied round to help. Well done.”Sir Alex Ferguson via: Manchester United Press Release
United announced that they are ready to accommodate further requests from the NHS for use of the facilities at Old Trafford.
“The club is encouraging its staff to volunteer for the NHS or in their local communities during the pandemic – particularly those who currently have reduced workload. Staff will continue to be paid in full if volunteer work takes place during working hours.”Manchester United Press Release
Captain Harry Maguire has expressed his words of support:
“By working together we will get through this.”Harry Maguire via: Manchester United Press Release
The United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has praised the NHS for doing an ‘amazing job’.
“The NHS staff and the volunteers fighting the virus are doing a truly amazing job. They deserve thanks and praise from everybody for their work and their efforts every single day.”Ole Gunnar Solskjaer via: Manchester United Press Release