I determined to transfer to the Stretford End in the summertime of 2009. I can make use of a little bit of innovative permit right here as well as declare this was for psychological or spiritual factors however, truthfully, it was due to the fact that I required to conserve money. I was a pupil back then, as well as skint. Season tickets were merely more affordable in the Stretford End than the North Stand.
But I really felt a genuine satisfaction in relocating there. The Stretford End is recognized, worldwide, as the defeating heart of Old Trafford.
That credibility stems from the 1960s as well as the 1970s, I assume, when the youngest as well as most enthusiastic fans utilized to load themselves therein, loaning the group an one-of-a-kind kind of delirious, wild, religious assistance.
You can see it on old video footage. Hear the sound that adheres to Denis Law’s renowned non-goal in the 1969 European Cup semi-final versus a/c Milan; or the wild, guiding parties that welcomed Sammy McIlroy’s champion in an epic 3-2 gain Sunderland in November 1974. That last video game remained in the Second Division, ahead of 60,585.
United were the best-supported group in the nation that period, after being delegated! And the Stretford End was the most noticeable icon of that delirious, religious, unparalleled assistance. The stand embodies the mad passion of being a Red.