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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