After the fuss that came when United didn’t wear poppies on their shirts on Remembrance Sunday, one of the six war heroes who were treated to two fabulous days with United has spoken about the efforts of our club and manager.
At the end of October, United invited the soldiers, who had been badly injured in Afghanistan, to Carrington and a special dinner, as well as being given the opportunity to come on to the pitch at half-time against Blackburn, where they were received warmly by our fans.
Corporal Paul Findlay, who is 24-years-old, has spoken about the two days he spent at the club.
“They were two of the best days of my life,” he said. “Sir Alex and Manchester United really put themselves out to make sure we enjoyed ourselves. It was an unforgettable experience. We were taken to the Carrington training ground and met all the United players. That evening we were invited to a dinner hosted by the Manchester United Supporters Association. Sir Alex paid tribute to our group and the work of our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq with a speech that moved everyone in the room. It was one of the greatest speeches I have ever heard. It really touched all of us.”