Former Manchester United player enters seminary

A former Manchester United footballer has started his studies towards the priesthood.

Former Northern Ireland international Phil Mulryne, 34, has enrolled at the Pontifical Irish College in Rome.

During his time as a footballer Mulryne dated a model, Nicola Chapman.

He was once sent home from the Northern Ireland squad in 2005 after breaking a curfew to go drinking.

His career was cut short in 2008 by injury.

But after football he became involved in charity work in Ireland and turned his life around.

He was invited to study for the priesthood by Bishop Noel Treanor of Down and Connor.

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