Name: Michael Singer
From: Toronto, Canada
How did you become a United fan? I was born in London but moved to Dublin when I was six and then Spain at 13. When living in Dublin, most of my friends’ brothers would leave to look for work in either Manchester or Liverpool. Fortunately, I became a United supporter.
Best United moment? The 1968 European Cup run. I attended the semi-final in Madrid when we came from 3-1 down to draw 3-3. Amazing.
Favourite all-time player? Bobby Charlton. He was a genius. The way he could control a match was phenomenal and he scored some fantastic goals. The goal he scored with his head in 1968 against Benfica is the one I remember the most.
What’s the longest or most outrageous trip you’ve made to see the Reds? I haven’t done a lot of travelling following the team, but I did go to New York and Philadelphia in 2003 for the pre-season tour. What an experience!
How do you follow United on matchdays? I run the supporters’ branch in Canada. We all congregate at the pub and the singing begins well before kick-off. By the time the match starts the pub is usually packed and there’s a lot of shouting, screaming and cheering. Most matches begin at 10am, but there’s no beer served until 11 so the second half is usually a bit rowdier. For last season’s Champions League final we must have had 500 people packed into the place!
Who do you enjoy beating most and why? Liverpool. There’s such a rivalry and while we live in the present they still seem to be living in the past. I also love beating Chelsea.