I am not from Manchester ,(not a million miles away either) but as far back as I can remember my Dad was talking about Man Utd, the Babes etc. He'd show me his memorabilia and read books to me about the club and it's history and traditions. It was bread and butter to me before I knew it and things haven't changed since.
You can lead a man to reason, but you cannot make him think.
i was drawn to United.... its the devil inside me. been following since 95-96ish, but got hard core in the mid 2000's when i was able to start streaming all games and watching on TV here in the USA
"The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way, and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theatre." Frank Zappa - 1977
I must be the only United supporter in history that supports us because we lost a game.(is it any wonder were sometimes called thick paddies? ) I'm from Belfast and every single one of my family are Loserpool supporters and no matter how much they tried I thought fuck that I'm not supporting that shower of shit. I didn't curse quite so much then because I was only 5. I was watching the 1979 FA cup final United v Arsenil where United were 2-0 down in the last 3-4 minutes. 2 goals from Gordon McQueen and Sammy McIlroy made it 2-2 and I was hooked. It didn't matter to me that Arsenil went straight up the other end and scored the winner. I loved that fighting spirit which has more or less stayed with us all these years and the best about it is my family are all sick and tired from on all my Loserpool jokes. May they keep on coming.