Diogo Dalot applauds the fans.

Recognition for Reds' away support

Wednesday 26 September 2018 16:31

Manchester United are in good form on the road and have won the last three away games in all competitions, backed by our fabulous travelling vocal support on each occasion.

As the Reds gear up for another game away from Old Trafford this weekend against West Ham United, it represents a chance to get back on track after consecutive draws at home, including the subsequent Carabao Cup exit to Derby County on penalties on Tuesday.

United defenders Diogo Dalot and Victor Lindelof have been impressed by the incredible support the side always receives and both acknowledge the positive impact it has on the players. Another noisy away end is expected at the London Stadium as Jose Mourinho's men look to kickstart the weekend with three points.
Victor Lindelof training ahead of the weekend encounter with West Ham.
Dalot made his senior home debut for the club against Derby and crossed for Marouane Fellaini to head the injury-time equaliser. “We need that support to get even more motivation and, as long as they are on our side, it will be perfect for us,” Dalot told MUTV

“We are just focused on what we need to do inside the pitch and they help us outside of it.

“The fans are unbelievable to us, especially in away games, so I think we are all happy with it."
Lindelof, who was rested for the Rams tie, has played in the last three away games and knows just what an impact United’s away following can have.

“They are amazing," he said. "They always support us and we want to make them happy, knowing we’re trying to get a win for them and for ourselves as well.
Victor Lindelof says

"I’d seen a lot of games before I came here and I’ve always seen the club had great supporters. It’s nice to come here to experience it for yourself."

“They help us a lot and give us the extra strength we need.”

Despite moving to United from abroad, the defensive duo were not surprised by the Reds' incredible fanbase, which is recognised across the globe.

“When I was a kid at home, I could see the United fans were always like this so it’s not new for me,” said Dalot, “But it is different to live it like a player. 

“For me, it was very good to see the support they gave us in Switzerland [during the 3-0 success against Young Boys in the opening game]."

Diogo Dalot celebrates his penalty strike during Tuesday's shoot-out.

Lindelof was also aware of the reputation of the Reds fans for their unstinting backing when he was plying his trade in Sweden and Portugal. 

"I’d seen a lot of games before I came here,” said Lindelof. “And I’ve always seen the club had great supporters. 

“It’s always nice to come here to experience it for yourself and they really are great.”

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