Fans go wild as Big Pete and Edwin meet in Denmark
Herning has a population of just 50,000 people according to recent surveys, yet the Danish city counted two of the greatest goalkeepers in Manchester United and football history as guests on Tuesday.
Old Trafford giants Peter Schmeichel and Edwin van der Sar were both in town as FC Midtjylland hosted AFC Ajax in the UEFA Champions League, resulting in a 2-1 win for the visitors.
Much to the delight of United fans on social media, the legendary ex-Reds met in the street ahead of kick-off and posed for a selfie that lit up supporters’ timelines on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
It’s fair to say Peter and Edwin’s selfie was a hit among supporters…
Nesh: “Herning is the safest street in the world at the moment!”
“There is almost too much legend in that picture!”
Hemraj: “It’s great to see two great goalkeepers of Manchester United in one frame. I loved seeing them playing during my childhood.”
Hadi Hasannudin: “If someone throws a ball at them, I wonder who will catch or punch it away first?”
Gareth O'Neill: “Wow what a photo! Those two bring back a lot of happy memories, which are needed right now. These are the two best goalkeepers we’ve ever had.”
Raden Farhan: “If David De Gea was in this photo, then that picture will be worth a lot!”
Steve Wade: “If only Alex Stepney could stand with them you’d have the best three goalkeepers we have ever had all together.”
Seng Kean Shaun: “These two were my goalkeeping heroes! As a child and teenager growing up, playing as a goalkeeper, these two were my inspiration.”
Taio Baio: “These are the two greatest goalkeepers the Premier League ever saw.”
Vikram Roy Mehta: “Two great goalkeepers who were a class apart and left behind rich legacies.”
Bimel Kay: “We were really fortunate to witness two of the best goalkeepers during their times at United. These guys oozed confidence and authority, and they are still bringing many smiles to us.”
Sam Hayden: “If you didn't know they were United legends, you'd guess they were a couple of science teachers on a school trip!”
Gordon Wright: “The two best keepers in United’s history.”
Duncan Roberts: “Imagine a five-a-side game with these two on opposite sides. It would be a nightmare for the outfield!”
Eamon McCormick: “I wonder if they walk down the street throwing random stuff at each other, just to try and catch each other out!”
Gerry Fagan: “Two of the greatest goalkeepers to ever play for Manchester United Football Club.”