WWE stars set out United's 2023/24 aims

Monday 24 July 2023 17:00

It's safe to say while venturing across the USA for Tour 2023 this summer, a huge amount of attention quickly amalgamates when Manchester United come to town.

The same can be said as Erik ten Hag and his players were stationed in New Jersey earlier this week, as we faced Arsenal at MetLife Stadium.

United emerged as 2-0 victors, thanks to first-half strikes from both Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho.

Amongst those in attendance in the stands were WWE stars MVP and Omos, both huge United supporters who clearly take a strong interest in the Reds' endeavours, despite being situated over 4000 miles away.

WWE stars chat all things United Video

WWE stars chat all things United

Prior to our recent clash with Arsenal, MUTV's Sam Homewood spent time with WWE wrestlers MVP and Omos...

MUTV's Sam Homewood was in position to chat to the wrestling duo at the MetLife Stadium, and he began by asking them about the origin of their affinity with United.

"I have always been a Man Utd fan, ever since I was a child because of David Beckham," began Omos.

"'Bend It Like Beckham.' I'm a huge fan and for me this is a childhood dream come true. [I was also a fan of] Wayne Rooney, and of course I love everybody."

With a record 82,262 supporters packed into the home of both the New York Giants and New York Jets, supporters Stateside turned up in their droves to see two of the Premier League's fiercest rivals go head-to-head.

Hassan Hamin Assad (MVP) insisted ahead of our clash with Arsenal that the way football is seen in the USA is very different to what the Reds may be used to back home.

"First and foremost, we were just talking about this, in England, you have a culture of singing and chanting, the atmosphere is way different than what American fans are used to here with American football games," he began.

"I think you have a lot of people here who have travelled, a lot of people who are fans of the Premier League, so they understand that.

"I think the American fans who are newly embracing the game are [going to] have a wonderful time and hopefully, they will be infected by that and it will start to become more of a staple. Speaking on behalf of the American fans, I hope that they make the boys at Arsenal and my boys at United feel right at home."

Highlights: Arsenal v United Video

Highlights: Arsenal v United

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With our 2023/24 campaign now on the horizon too, MVP also shared how he sees Ten Hag's men faring during the Dutchman's second season at the helm.

"We would love excellence, top of the Premier League table," added the 49-year-old. "We would love the Treble, we just want to win everything and today, we will take it one day at a time.

"Today we were talking about my prediction and we want to put on a good show.

"With the departure of [David] De Gea and my new man [Andre Onana] in goal, I hope he steps up and fills those shoes. Get the boys on the pitch and let them gel."