Chilean miners get VIP treatment at Old Trafford

The Chilean miners trapped underground for two months earlier this year will be guests of honour at Manchester United's top-of-the-table clash with Arsenal tonight, thanks to former United hero Sir Bobby Charlon.

Most of the 33 men are expected to visit Old Trafford to sample the atmosphere of an evening match, with a capacity 75,000 crowd expected to pack the Theatre of Dreams.

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The miners will enjopy VIP access and meet Sir Alex Ferguson and his players, before taking their seats in the directors' box.

The trip was suggested by Old Trafford legend Sir Bobby and is being organised by Chilean wine producer Concha Y Toro, which sponsors United.

Sir Bobby, a director at the football club, suggested the miners see a United game when he visited Chile in the autumn.