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29/05/2013 13:30, Report by Robert Thorpe

Video: May memories

On 12 May, more than 1,200 fans turned up at the Blue Frog in New Delhi for the fourth #IAMUNITED fan party, featuring a live screening of Manchester United's final home game of the season against Swansea City.

The event, presented by Airtel, served as an opportunity for the Indian fans to bid farewell to Sir Alex Ferguson on the occasion of his final game in charge at Old Trafford, after which the Barclays Premier League trophy was presented to the 2012/13 champions.

Fans in New Delhi were also treated to an appearance by ex-Reds defender David May, who made the trip to join in the celebrations with the Indian fans.

And the Treble-winner had high praise for the passion shown by the fans on the night. "It was like going back to the good old days, with the fans all chanting and singing," he said. "It was quite emotional at some points and it was great to be in that arena."

The celebrations for Sir Alex and his on-pitch farewell elicited strong emotions from May, who spent nine years under his guidance and admitted to having "a little tear in my eye".

May stressed the impact that an event such as #IAMUNITED can have on a local fanbase. "I think it’s great that United do this," he added. "It gives the ex-players a chance to give something back to the fans because some of them will never get to Old Trafford."

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