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Cancer-battling teen Milan Patel inspires Wayne Rooney

Updated: 01 January 1970 05:30 IST - Published: 28 January 2015 23:32 IST
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After listening to how he’s handling things I will take a lot from it also, he’s a fighter and it was a pleasure to meet him!”
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Because of this we wanted to do something special, so I had a conversation with my agent Paul Stretford, and together with the team at Triple S we organised the trip to Old Trafford. It was great to be able to put a smile on Milan’s face.
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The thing that inspired me most was his positive attitude and hearing how he insisted on playing through his illness no matter what.
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Wayne Rooney said. "When I first heard the story about Milan and his love for the game it really touched me and I had no hesitation in getting involved in the campaign.
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The day was topped off by meeting Rooney and talking about the game, all I can say is that is was amazing and thank you everyone who arranged it, it was just an amazing experience
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The whole day was amazing, we were spoilt from the moment we arrived at Man Utd, meeting all the different presenters in the TV studios, the Man Utd staff, and especially Paul Stretford who looked after me all the time.
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Here are Milan's comments on the whole gesture by Rooney
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Milan got to meet and have his photograph taken with Ed Chamberlain, Glen Hoddle and Jamie Carragher in the Sky Sports studio, and Gary Lineker, Phil Neville and Graham Le Saux in NBC studio
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The Patel family were hosted in a private box owned by Wayne’s management company Triple S Sports & Entertainment were they watched the match in comfort and treated to Michelin Star food
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Wayne was so inspired by Milan story that he invited both Milan and his family for a special day out to watch Manchester United play Southampton at Old Trafford
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Milan Patel has beat cancer twice and is fighting the deadly disease for a third time
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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney invites young inspirational Milan Patel to Old Trafford
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