Sometimes, you need to hit rock bottom. In football, in life, whatever. To sink so low that the only option is to forget the trivialities and surround sound. The things that distract you. Simply remembering who you are, and what you can do – rather than the opposite – is sometimes all the inspiration you require.
“get a grip”before that happens. But, eventually, fans usually arrive at a point of resilience and pride.
The reception of being 2-0 down at HT pic.twitter.com/tSOMCbbWQl— Joe walker (@joewalker1999) October 7, 2018
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As the team left, the Stretford End waited for every man to leave the pitch, roaring them off and applauding the effort they’d shown.
Afterwards, fans murmured about what it all meant. We’re still only eighth in the table, after all. But sometimes, a game is just about a game.
Sometimes you need reminding about what your club is, and what it can be. About the joy of watching a great football match. About what can be achieved when players and fans come together and show what Manchester United is all about.
That’s enough to make Saturday worth celebrating.
The opinions in this story are personal to the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United Football Club.