Imani-Lara Lansiquot in the stands at Old Trafford.

My United - Imani-Lara Lansiquot

Wednesday 18 October 2023 16:27

Ahead of our Premier League outing against Brentford before the international break, we caught up with Team GB Olympic sprinter and lifelong Red, Imani-Lara Lansiquot.

Imani-Lara represented Great Britain at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, taking part in the 4 x 100m relay, and has competed in several other competitions such as the World Championships, European Championships and the Commonwealth Games, taking gold in the latter two events.
A first visit to Old Trafford = all smiles.

In what was her visit to the Theatre of Dreams, Imani-Lara explained in an interview with club media presenter Neha Navekar that visiting the hallowed turf was a dream come true.

“I’ve been dreaming about being here, and walking through [the stadium] was like all of my dreams coming true. It’s completely surreal and even better than I imagined!” 

The game of course finished in dramatic fashion, with Scott McTominay scoring a brace in the final moments of the game, helping United to claim all three points. 

While an Olympic athlete was in attendance at Old Trafford, the club’s media team thought it would be appropriate to find out who Imani-Lara thought would be best suited to a number of different Olympic sports, such as running, javelin, shot put and swimming.

You can find out who she picked for the different sports in the video below.

One Red would be our best at two different Olympic sports according to Imani-Lara. Find out who by pressing play...

Next up, Imani-Lara shared her all-time Manchester United five-a-side team, which is certainly no easy decision when you consider some of the players that have represented the Reds.

Scroll down to see who makes it into her all-time line-up.

This five-a-side team would take some beating!

Imani-Lara also joined MUTV for an exclusive interview before the Brentford game, which you can watch below.

In the chat overlooking the Old Trafford pitch, the Olympian gave her initial impressions of the Theatre of Dreams and revealed which famous fellow sportsperson she is named after!

'Being at Old Trafford is surreal!' Video

'Being at Old Trafford is surreal!'

It was our pleasure to speak to Olympian and United fan Imani-Lara Lansiquot on her first Old Trafford visit recently...

The Reds are back in action this Saturday (21 October) away to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

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