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United always been in the family? If so, for how many generations? Was it a particular game? A certain player? The style of football? Sir Alex? Sir Matt? The King (Law), or Le Roi (Cantona)? We'd like to hear the story behind your love of the Reds. Post your tales on Talking Reds.
01/12/2010 12:38, Report by Mark Froggatt
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Talking point: Why United?

We all follow United… but what made you fall in love with the Reds?

“Ever since I was little boy, I have watched United on TV. I loved the way the team played, especially in the 1990s. The football was brilliant, we were always looking to attack and score more goals. Bryan Robson and Mark Hughes were my favourite players.”
Ben McCarthy

“I like how the team always work together and score a lot of goals. Most of my family support United so I’ve learnt about the club from them. My favourite player is Ryan Giggs, as he comes from my home city Cardiff. He always plays well, and I think he’s the most important player at the club.”
Kieran O’Brien

“My dad was a massive Red, so it was passed on to me at a young age. I love the atmosphere at Old Trafford, there’s a real buzz in the crowd, especially on European nights. The team always try to play attacking football and never give up on a game, which is great for fans and makes every match incredibly exciting.”
James Rennie

“The club has strong Irish connections – George Best was a massive influence. He was more than a great player, he influenced a generation, which is why lots of the Irish support the Reds. All of my family in Ireland are United fans, so it has been passed down to me.”
Stephen McLaughlin

“I have supported United for more than 30 years, and it really is the Theatre of Dreams. I was inspired by watching Best, Charlton and Law play in the 1960s, as well as the history and heritage of the club. I should support Swindon Town, but once you’ve seen United play, everybody else is second best.”
Paul Shanland

“Attacking football and great players are two great reasons to follow United, but I love the history of the club. No other football team in the world has a story like ours; we are just steeped in tradition. From Newton Heath to the Munich air disaster, and the Busby Babes to the Treble – it’s a fantastic story.”
Patrick Griffin

The legend: Wilf McGuinness favoured the Reds over the Blues
“In my childhood you’d watch United and City and cheer on

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