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Man Utd wonderkid Willy Kambwala shows class in winter break by following Arsenal legend Thierry Henry’s tradition

WILLY KAMBWALA showed his class by following in the foot-steps of Thierry Henry by visiting one of the club’s that made him.

The Manchester United youngster made his senior debut against West Ham in December after being thrown in the team by Erik ten Hag owing to an injury crisis.

Manchester United star Willy Kambwala paid a visit to old club Les Ulis

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Manchester United star Willy Kambwala paid a visit to old club Les UlisCredit: Instagram @uliscofootball
Kambwala made his Man Utd debut against West Ham in December

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Kambwala made his Man Utd debut against West Ham in DecemberCredit: Alamy

Kambwala, 19, has since featured again off the bench against Aston Villa and Wigan.

The defender could have spent the winter break jetting off to enjoy some sun, like his team-mates Scott McTominay and Harry Maguire who enjoyed time in Dubai.

However, Kambwala showed his class by paying a visit to French club Les Ulis, where the teen spent five years as a schoolboy.

Based in a suburb in Paris, Kambwala headed to his old stomping ground to carry on a tradition of players who have passed through the doors of the club.

He was pictured alongside some of the current crop of budding young footballers at the club on Instagram.

Kambwala also gifted an autographed Man Utd top to the club, with the club captioning the post: “Tradition is being respected.”

His visit has seen the centre-back follow in the foot-steps of Premier League icon Henry and fellow Man Utd star Anthony Martial.

Henry paid a visit to the club in 2007 after signing for Barcelona, while Martial did the same after signing for the Red Devils.

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Martial reportedly invited Les Ulis to a tour of Old Trafford in 2018, with Kambwala, 13, believed to be among the group.

Other notable names to come through the doors of the Les Ulis include, Man Utd Champions League winner Patrice Evra and ex-Arsenal star Yana Sanogo.

Kambwala joined Man Utd in 2020, with the club keeping faith in him following an 11-month injury lay-off he suffered weeks after arriving.

Fast forward and manager Ten Hag has lavished praise on the defender.

The Dutchman said: “He makes a good impression in training and during games of the Under-21s.

“So we decided to play him. I think he has shown he has the capabilities.

“I think his performance was very solid. You can see has a very bright future. Of course he has to work on himself, but you can see his potential and we are very pleased, I think, with his performance.”

Thierry Henry visited the club after signing for Barcelona in 2007

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Thierry Henry visited the club after signing for Barcelona in 2007Credit: Getty
Anthony Martial also visited them after joining Man Utd and invited Les Ulis for an Old Trafford tour in 2018

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Anthony Martial also visited them after joining Man Utd and invited Les Ulis for an Old Trafford tour in 2018Credit: PA

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