UNITED TROPHY TOUR

15/02/2014 14:21, Report by James Tuck

Gallery: Robbo in NYC

The second day of Manchester United’s Trophy Tour visit to New York City was a huge success, with nearly 1,000 fans queuing up to meet Bryan Robson at a shopping mall event.

Supporters with varied tales of how they came to love the Reds waited patiently to meet Robbo and have their photo taken with the Barclays Premier League trophy.

Stewart Bouwman first saw United play in 1985 in a 3-0 defeat at Leicester, having arrived there by mistake after taking the wrong train, and has followed the team ever since.

Bill Gordon brought a flag from last season’s 20th title win, which a friend sent to him, while Ari Rabban recounted the time in 1985 that he travelled on the team bus with Ron Atkinson’s Reds in Israel.

And Trevor Stuart, who was born in London but now lives in New York, took the chance to get a United pocket book signed by Robbo. The only autograph he’s now missing from the book’s ‘Hall of Fame’ is Denis Law’s; the likes of Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best, Ryan Giggs, Roy Keane and Eric Cantona had all previously signed it.

Such was the success of the event at the Time Warner Center, national TV broadcaster CNN visited to interview Robson and fans, including the footage in a live news and current affairs show later that night.

Click the image above to see a gallery of images from the New York fan event, which also featured a museum of United memorabilia.

The next leg of the Trophy Tour, delivered by DHL, is in Singapore – read a full list of the remaining destinations here.

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