Lord of the Rings and Lost star
Dominic Monaghan on following the Reds from afar…
For me, it feels like the further you get from Old Trafford, the more of a fan you become.
Alongside acting, United have always been one of the most important things in my life. I grew up about 15 minutes from the ground and was a regular at matches until I moved to the States – unfortunately there’s more work here than in Manchester. I still get back when I can and much of my life is planned around following United; wherever I am in the world I make sure I’m free to watch the games no matter what time of day or night. And I wear my shirt everywhere – to the gym, on set, during TV interviews… wherever I am and whatever I’m doing, the club are never far from my thoughts.
It's been a positive last few weeks for United, and it's been great to see Wayne Rooney beginning to shine again. I'm a huge admirer of Wayne's and I’m sure it won’t be long before we see him back to his devastating best. His performance against Blackburn in particular was outstanding and it was great to see the fans behind him. We are his large extended family and our support will hopefully play a big part in helping him become one of the best players in the world once again.
My predictions for United games are always governed by one question, ‘Is Paul Scholes playing?’ So often the ginger maestro has been the man to unlock the tightest of defences and I hope to see him back in action sooner rather than later because he could play a key role in our quest for a record 19th title.