A schoolboy has battled back from leukaemia with help from his Manchester United heroes Wayney Rooney and Michael Owen.
Callum Rose, 12, was cheered up by a hospital visit from the Premier League footballers who gave him the extra push he needed to get better.
He has now learning to walk again, after being wheel-chair bound for months. His mother Joanne, 32, said: ‘We are all excited about the New Year and Callum is so much better. We still have a long way to go, but Callum is an inspiration.
‘He loved meeting the United players – and to me he’s every bit as much of a champion as they are.’