The fan whose first match was Galatasaray away!
For most aspiring young fans, a first sight of the famous Manchester United shirts arrives via a midweek League Cup game, or perhaps a reserves fixture to ease them in.
“I lived in Istanbul for four years, because my dad, Matjaz, played professionally for local club Zeytinburnuspor,”he recently told us.
“United was something we had as a family hobby. Dad really admired their playing style, and also the young players like Giggsy and Neville that were already coming through.”
“I remember the ground shaking! When the big European teams came, they knew how to make an atmosphere. The flares, the smoke, the noise they made was surreal. It’s a good place to be, as long as you’re not an away fan!”
“It was crazy,”he told us.
“We managed to get home quite quickly after the game, and people were parading through the streets in cars. It was shocking, a little bit intimidating – I still remember it like it was yesterday. It was so intense.”