A fantastic football tale has scored a High School of Dundee pupil praise from one of the world’s biggest clubs! 

Pupil's football tale scores praise from Manchester Utd

Luc Granier, L4 (P4), made it his goal to create a super socccer story for the School’s Winter Writing Competition, and so set about penning ‘Santa’s Football Dream’, in which Father Christmas’s two favourite teams - Jingle United and Manchester United – play each other.

His entry hit the back of the net with the judge of the competition, the school librarian Siân Lloyd-Wiggins, who awarded it the silver prize in the L4-5 category.  

But with Luc being a huge fan of Manchester United, his Dad decided to send the story to Richard Arnold, the club’s Managing Director, and to Ed Woodward, the Executive Vice Chairman, who plays a leading role in the tale.  

So when Mr Arnold replied to say that he had read the story and loved it, it was a dream come true for the 8-year-old!  

Thanking Luc for the story, Mr Arnold said, “It was extremely well written and very enjoyable. I particularly like the idea of Father Christmas playing a half for each team”, before joking, “although, from the pictures I have seen, he would have to have some amazing skills to compensate for a possible lack of fitness!”     

Luc said, “‘I am so happy that Manchester United read my story! I hope my favourite players, David De Gea and Bruno Fernandes get to read my story too!”