A YOUTH football side scored a hat-trick after three players walked out at Old Trafford alongside Manchester United stars.

Port Glasgow Juniors Boys' Club youngsters Louie Stuart, Stuart Graham and Niall Jamieson were all chosen to be mascots at the Red Devils' Champions League group stage match against Spanish giants Valencia.

Niall, 10, lined up alongside Ivory Coast international defender Eric Bailly, eight-year-old Stuart was paired with Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini, while Louie, seven, walked out with Paul Pogba, who lifted the World Cup with France in the summer.

All three were selected after being entered into a competition run by tournament sponsor Mastercard.

Club official Margaret Vize said: "It's such a great opportunity, so to have three from the one club is brilliant.

"We were all delighted for them."

It turned out to be an extra-special birthday present for Louie, who was seven on the same day, and Niall, who turned 10 the week before.

St Michael's pupil Niall also bagged a unique treble of his own having already been a mascot twice before.

The youngster was back at Old Trafford after being paired with Man U defender Chris Smalling in 2015 and with Italy and Roma legend Francesco Totti when his side played rivals Manchester City four years ago.

His dad Tam said: "The competition is usually for seven to nine-year-olds but we applied for it when Niall was nine and he only turned 10 the week before, so he was allowed to take part and he was delighted.

"That's his last one because he's too old now but he's got some cracking photos and memories."

Niall is in the Port Juniors' 2007s team while Stuart plays for the 2010 age group and Louie represents the 2011s.

Margaret said: "All three of their dads are also coaches at the club. "They all got good players and it was especially nice for Louie and Stuart, who are big Man U fans. "Louie's dad Gordon is also a proper Man U supporter - he doesn't support any other team - and he said it was a great experience for him too."