“The send-off was unbelievable,” he said. “When we came under the bridge at Deansgate it seemed the whole town was painted red. People were on scaffolding, hanging out of windows, on lamp posts, bus stops. I was just hoping the scaffolding wasn’t going to fall down. All the United fans came together that day.”
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