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The title says it all and most of you who went through the title thought as much what all this all about! For the rest, this post is about Manchester United Football Club, the club I ardently support with all my heart! P.S. Not trying to start a riot here, just showcasing my love for the club!

Playing football has always been one of my passions and but naturally, following it on television also became a craze with me. But I was too much engrossed in the game rather than the teams actually! My love for Man United was a result of peer influence…they supported it, so I supported it! 7 years down the road, I definitely didn’t regret that decision I made. 

Lost in their matches, stand against anyone who booed them, stood united with  the ones that same passion for that club and most of all…believe in them.

You rise, you fall, question of the matter is:- Where does your allegiance lie? As Sir Alex Ferguson rightfully said, “If you can’t support us when we lose, you can’t support us when we win!”

The Club situated in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, miles afar from my homeland, has about 75 – 333 million estimated fans worldwide. Such is the following of this glorious club.

One cannot pin-point their love for Manchester United. It’s enigmatic and can never be obsolete. It’s a love that cannot be measures or defined. It just happens and you are proud to stand by it!

Their home ground, known as Old Trafford, has an approximate 76,000 seating capacity and is rightfully nicknamed, Theatre of Dreams; for the sheer fact that each match played in that ground and viewed from the stands is nothing less than a legendrary dream.

Manchester United saw its worst on February 6th 1958, wherein the team, returning from Munich after the European Cup (57-58), lost 8 of their players due to take-off failure of the plane.

Busby Babes, as they were fondly call, after then manager, Sir Matt Busby, had a handful left after that tragic incident and it took them a good two decades to get back on their feet and restore their lost glory.
Munich Clock, Old Trafford

Enter, Sir Alex Ferguson, the longest ever manager of Man United, stepped in ’86 and worked instrumentally in reviving it back on the top and bringing in 19 premier league title under his tenure – Highest any club as achieved ever! Salute to the man who put the club back to where it belonged.

Of course not to forget the players such as Eric Cantona, George Best, Duncan Edwards, Steve Bruce, Denis Law, David Beckham, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Sir Bobby Charlton, Bryan Robson, Roger Byrne, Roy Keane, Denis Irwin, Rio Ferdinand, Fabian Barthez, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Christiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Nicky Butt, Andy Cole, Edwin Van Der Sar, Wayne Rooney, my personal favourite Ryan Giggs and the all the players who were proud to showcase the iconic badge on their chest!

The lights shown on the ground, the players walking up to the field taking their positions, the stands filled with roars of pride, faith and belief starting from the kick-off till the final whistle, Win or Lose, the chants will always inevitably linger – Glory Glory Man United!Glory Glory Man United

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