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Thai cave rescue: Manchester United invite young players to Old Trafford

The young football team spent 17 days trapped underground. Photo: THAI NAVY SEALS/ PA

The 12 young boys who have been rescued from a cave in Thailand have been offered the chance to attend a football game at Old Trafford.

The young football team spent 17 days trapped underground with their coach, before being rescued on Tuesday.

Manchester United extended the offer as it emerged the young players were not able to accept an invitation to the World Cup because of health reasons.

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And Manchester City have also reached out in support of the squad.

Defender Kyle Walker, who is part of the England side who have reached the World Cup semi-finals in Russia, wrote: "Amazing news that all of the Thai kids are out of the cave safely! I'd like to send out shirts to them."

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