Malaysia-born teen Cools to Man United cauldron


Club Brugge's right-back Dion Cools (centre) scoring against Panathinaikos to help his team book a place in the Champions League play-offs, with English giants Manchester United lying in wait tonight. The Malaysia-born teenager is a regular with the Belgian Under-19s, but he does not rule out representing Malaysia in future. - AFP

SINGAPORE: He is just 19, and already he is set for a baptism of fire tonight when his side Club Brugge step out onto the cauldron that is Old Trafford.

For Malaysia-born Belgian teenager Dion Cools, playing against the likes of Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Bastian Schweinsteiger is a football education that he has only dreamt of receiving.

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