Lifelong Red and regular ManUtd.com visitor Alex Robinson was one of thousands of fans who recently took part in the vote to discover the club’s greatest ever XI. And his participation in the online poll resulted in him enjoying, what he described as, “one of the greatest experiences of my life.”
Alex, 17 from Darlington, was the lucky recipient of a special ‘press experience package’ after being picked at random in the prize draw having cast his vote.
Indeed, the impressive line-up – Schmeichel, Neville, Ferdinand, Vidic, Irwin, Best, Keane, Scholes, Giggs, Cantona, Charlton – is featured on the recently released official four-disc DVD collection which includes footage of the players in action and opinion from United legends and fans alike.
Alex’s prize, which he enjoyed with friend Jack Hodgson, began with a trip to Carrington to watch the players train ahead of the Champions League clash with Benfica.
An invite to Sir Alex’s pre-match press conference followed, before the pair saw Benfica being through their paces at Old Trafford the night before the game.
The pair watched the match itself from the press box after spending time with the club media team
“It was absolutely brilliant to get an insight into all the things that go on behind the scenes in the build-up to a game. There’s so much that goes on that you don’t realise."
- Alex Robinson