Football journalist David Meek has witnessed OT's growth at first hand since 1958...
Football needs passion and people to get behind the team. When it’s a big game, the place is really jumping.
What makes the club special to me as a journalist is that it’s so innovative, always introducing something different. It’s not just what happens on the pitch - United were the first club to have a museum and private boxes, an official magazine and TV channel.
There has always been something for me to write about. I’ve covered United for more than 50 years and every year there is something original to write about. The club intrigues me and it’s just as exciting reporting on the Reds now as it was when I started in 1958.