Little did any of us who were inside the stadium that afternoon know it would be the last time for a while. And we don’t yet know when the Old Trafford faithful will be given the green light to come back to roar the team on. But in the strangest way, inside an empty OT on a balmy night for our first home game back for Project Restart against Sheffield United, you somehow felt the spirit of that support.
The club, dubbed the Lockdown Champions by some media organisations, has continued to work tirelessly to support the local community, employees (including Ole and the players) and the fans throughout this tough time for everyone, and, while our incredible supporters couldn’t be with the team for the clash with the Blades, yet again United did a truly brilliant job in making it feel like they were here.
An eye-catching mosaic of fan photos donned the first and second tiers of East Stand and the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand and the Stretford End was adorned with a mixture of excited fan faces and red, white and black flags.