FORMER Manchester United star and the club's academy manager, Brian McClair, called into Sale's Walton Park Indoor Football Centre.

The former United striker helped to celebrate the opening of the centre's new 3G indoor artificial turf 5-a-side pitch.

Just over a year after taking over the operation of the long established indoor football centre from Trafford Community Leisure Trust, the charity running it has been able to replace the ageing surface on one of its three pitches.

The trustees of the charity were particularly pleased to invite Brian, given their appreciation of the assistance and guidance they have received from the Manchester United ground staff.

The charity is optimistic that continued investment in the centre will attract further customers to this valued community facility which only a few years ago was threatened with demolition.

Footballers wishing to try out the new 3G pitch can contact the centre on 0161 962 0159.