07/01/2014 10:07, Report by Mark Froggatt

Senior fans' festive treat

Over 160 of Old Trafford’s most senior season ticket holders were recently invited to an exclusive lunch to celebrate their lengthy support of United.

Held in the Evolution Suite, guests swapped their usual seats inside the Theatre of Dreams for a more luxurious setting, sitting down to enjoy a sumptuous three-course meal before browsing a range of historic memorabilia items on display.

Paddy Crerand, Alex Stepney and Wilf McGuinness also took part in an extensive question and answer session that was hosted by stadium announcer Alan Keegan.

Afterwards, whilst speaking to United Review, European Cup winner Stepney was keen to show his appreciation for the fans’ unrelenting support. “This event is fantastic and highlights how good United’s support really is. Even when I was playing, and we were relegated in 1974, we were still pulling in crowds of 50 to 60 thousand people at every home game. Of course, it was their encouragement that got us through tough periods.”

Wilf McGuinness was similarly enthused and hopes to return next year:  “It’s great to come together and reminisce about United. It’s my first time here and I’ve had so much fun speaking, however next year I won’t speak as long! It’s great to meet so many fans who are older than me too!” 


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