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Inside the Manchester United training camp for former players as club launches alumni scheme

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Tuesday afternoon last week at Carrington. On one of the smaller pitches at Manchester United's training ground, coach Neil Harris is putting Matthew Olosunde, Oli Kilner and Eric Hanbury through their paces.

On the side of the pitch, Tom Thorpe and Callum Gribbin are in conversation. Joe Thompson floats between groups, the glue holding it all together.

These footballers all have one thing in common; they came through the academy system at United. In fact, they have two things in common, they were all released by United as well, but then that is why they are here.

They spent last week at Carrington as part of the club's first training camp for their new alumni project. This is the 'soft launch' of a scheme that has been on the cards for 18 months, with plans stepping up over the last six to eight months.

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