Manchester United goalie, Victor Valdes during the pre match warm up at Old Trafford on Saturday removed his shirt and gave it to a 5 year-old boy who was left writhing in pain and teary-eyed after one of Wayne Rooney’s shots hit him in the face. The kind gesture touched a red Devil fan who witnessed the incident.
He wrote how it went down on his Reddit page.
“I was in the Stretford End for the Villa game yesterday and this moment was in the warm up. Doing the usual shooting drills, Rooney blasted an effort over, striking a young lad (no more than 5-6 years old). It hit the young lad square in the face and sent him literally cartwheeling, and, needless to say, the waterworks began. The players didn’t realise what had happened and carried on with their drills.
After it was brought to their attention, and obviously checking the little lad was okay, Victor Valdes removed the shirt from his back and ordered it to be sent back to the injured boy along with a signed ball from the warm up. The whole Stretford End applauded and it was a touching moment that showed the club still has a heart in the modern game. Although it was basic human decency, it made me immensely proud to be a fan of this great club.”