The holiday season is upon us, and while some already know what they’re receiving or are giving someone else, there are many who are still drawing a blank.
For many a Manchester United fan, the ideal gift – outside of getting to meet their United favorites or having a chance to step out onto the pitch at Old Trafford – would be primo match tickets.
However, such an experience isn’t readily available for most United supporters who live in the United States, unfortunately. But thanks to ICONS, you or the American Red in your life can have something that’s every bit as special and personal.
Few goals in United history, or in FA Cup or English football history for that matter, compare to Giggsy’s extra-time wonder goal that saw United past Arsenal in an unforgettable 1999 FA Cup semifinal replay.
That moment, when he cut through the Arsenal defense and then through the hearts of many Arsenal supporters, kept United’s treble dream alive, and it’s the most memorable moment in the career of a man who’s made many memorable moments in the past two decades.
This photo commemorates that legendary strike, and better yet, it’s signed by the man himself.
It may not have won a title for United, but that Wayne Rooney overhead kick will always be remembered because not only was it a key goal in United’s run to a record 19th title, it was an overhead kick that proved to be a late winner against archrivals City.
While Rooney’s overhead kick wasn’t a title winner, it was one of the reasons why his penalty against Blackburn three months later did.
After a crucial 2-1 win over title rivals Chelsea, United needed only a draw at Ewood Park to wrap up #19, and Rooney’s 73rd-minute penalty secured a 1-1 draw and the record-breaking title with it.
Rooney scored his 150th goal for United in the 8-2 rout of Arsenal in August, and it’s highly probable that he will go on to become the most prolific scorer in United history. His #10 shirt is a hot commodity and will be for a long, long time, but to have a signed one puts you in special company.
These are just a few of the many items of United memorabilia that you can find at ICONS, as you can find several other items that commemorate United’s past and present. And though this time of year isn’t the only time of year to give and get great gifts, with several items being in limited supply, don’t risk missing out on a piece of United.
And hey, if you happen to have a loved one who, for some strange reason, loves a different team, ICONS has memorabilia for many top club and international teams, so if you were starved for ideas before, you shouldn’t be any longer.
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