13/02/2018 16:03, Report by Katie Newton

Manchester United players gave local schoolchildren a Pancake Day to remember as they surprised pupils to celebrate Shrove Tuesday at Old Trafford.

A class of Year 5 children from St. Alphonsus RC Primary School in Stretford were taking part in a healthy eating lesson with the club’s head chefs when, to their surprise, in walked Reds stars including Anthony Martial, Victor Lindelof, Scott McTominay, Joel Pereira and captain Michael Carrick.

To the children’s delight, the players took part in pancake flipping challenges and made their own pancakes for the pupils to help garnish.

Ellie, 10, said: “We thought we were coming to Old Trafford to make pancakes so it was a surprise to see the players because no-one knew they were coming. My favourite was Martial because he signed our certificates before he left.”

Sean, 9, added: “We learned different techniques of how to make pancakes and got to try different foods.  My favourite player was Martial as well because he signed our certificates and we had a picture with him too, which was really good.

The pupils also impressed the players with their language skills. “We learn French in school and we sang the ‘Au Revoir’ song to Martial when he left,” said Sean. “We also learnt the names of some of the ingredients in French.”

St. Alphonsus is partnered with Manchester United Foundation through its Primary Schools Programme….

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