Date : 24th November 2012.
Location : Manchester, United Kingdom
The Big Day had arrived. The Day when I would see the "Red Devils" take the field in their quest for yet another English Premier League Title.
Their Adversaries : Queens Park Rangers better known as QPR.
QPR was a very strong team on paper. It boasted of having players who have played for top teams in their early days but yet the team looked in disarray.
QPR had been going downhill and had just sacked Mark Hughes ( Manager ) a day before their game against Manchester United.
It was quite a nice game to be at as United had to dig deep to attain all 3 points.
My Day started with a big surprise. I exited the Elevator of my hotel to discover the entire QPR team sitting in the lobby getting ready for their "pre-match warm-up walk".
I got hold of a few players and they obliged me with autographs while some honoured me with a picture with them
Shaun Wright-Philips :
Park Ji-Sung :
There were still a couple of hours until kickoff but the Trams were already full
I alighted at Old Trafford Station and was amazed at the scores of Supporters moving towards Old Trafford!
The Stalls brimming with Scarves and other Manchester United "Merchandise"
The Walk to the Theatre of Dreams!
I had opted for the Hospitality at Old Trafford. I was at the EUROPA SUITE :
My Ticket and all the goodies that came with it!
I settled into my seat and soon enough we were all surprised by the arrival of our "Captain Fantastic" - the man from Serbia, NEMANJA VIDIC!! I was one of the privileged few to get an autograph from our Captain
It was time...
The Boys warming up :
Fred The Red :
Getting ready for Kick - Off :
The Teams coming out onto the pitch, here is the link of the video uploaded by me :
Accolades for Robin Van Persie :
Boys waiting for the whistle :
Kick-off!! Video Link :
Some shots from the First Half :
QPR Goal Disallowed! Sigh of Relief...
Second Half saw Manchester United conceed.
Substitution Time :
Manchester United equalised through Johnny Evans!
Video Link :
Manchester United wasted little time in taking the lead from another setpiece. Corner Kick by Rooney and into the Goal by Darren Fletcher!! 2-1
As Smalling and Jones warmed up, United decided to put the game to bed. Javier Hernandez, our Little Pea defeated the offside trap to score from a one-on-one situation.
3-1 to United!!
Old Trafford in all its Glory!
Nick Powell comes on for Danny Welbeck
WAYNE ROONEY what a game our lad had!
The Final Whistle went off and United secured all 3 points against QPR. United went to the Top of the Table and have stayed there since!!
Video Link :
The Home of Manchester United - OLD TRAFFORD!
A Picture to Treasure, A Moment to Cherish!!
Anderson paid a quick visit to the suite. I did get time to have a nice chat with a Legend at Manchester United.
It was time to leave the stadium and return home. The words said by the 2 greatest managers on the planet shall always stay with me!
Sir Matt Busby who revived the United Legacy after the Flowers of Manchester went home early...
Sir Alex Ferguson who took Manchester United to the top. The man who knocked Liverpool off their perch, the man the world reveres and respects. The man who made us dream and took the club to glories unthinkable. The Undisputed king of the Managerial World!!
I KNEW I WAS HOME!!!
What a day what an experience. Unforgettable, Unparalled. A dream fulfilled.
Thank you God and Thank you Dad for letting me experience the experience of seeing the Red Devils play in front of their faithful.
There is more to come!! Watch this Space!!