On 7 December, fans of one of the biggest English football clubs in history, Manchester United, were treated with a truly exciting Red Devils experience at Putrajaya’s Anjung Floria. Man Utd Fan run@unifi was also joined by Denis Irwin, a notable figure in Sir Alex Ferguson’s squad once upon a time. Over 5,000 passionate United fans came together to run in a course around central Putrajaya.
Here are 5 things that the fans absolutely loved that night:
Unique race packs
United fans love their goodies and merchandise, especially when the Devils are known to have memorable kits over the years. Hence, unifi and Manchester United took the initiative to excite fans with a special Man Utd Fan run@unifi exclusive race pack, complete with a running shirt and a drawstring bag, only for the participants.
Meet and greet with Denis Irwin
It’s not every day that you get to meet your heroes, so fans were buzzing when they got to meet legendary United full back, Denis Irwin. Irwin, who’s a seven-time Premier League winner with the club, signed a jersey and took photos with over 100 fans who came early to the unifi tent. The player looked delighted to see the fans, even when he could only spend time with a handful of them that night.
Luckily for all the participants, Denis Irwin also joined the run. So for a good hour, fans got an experience running alongside a legend, just like Roy Keane and Eric Cantona did!
A very special medal
To celebrate the completion of the race, the Red Devil runners were greeted with glorious finisher medals that look absolutely gorgeous, especially for hardcore United fans. The United logo engraved on the medal is most participants’ favourite feature of it, other than the event logo and GGMU quote at the front. It almost felt like winning the Prem, wasn’t it?
Signed shirts were up for grabs
A few lucky Red Devils won official United shirts signed by current first eleven team players, English striker Marcus Rashford and FIFA World Cup winner Paul Pogba. The Marcus Rashford winners must be the loudest ones celebrating when the player scored a penalty kick that night!
Through the Kahoot game, 2 more fans scored exclusively signed kits, but this time from United legend, Wayne Rooney.
Man United… won?!
After a long run together with a United legend, it would be a bummer to watch the team lose live on the big screen. Fortunately, United won the Manchester derby ahead of Manchester City with a penalty from Marcus Rashford and a field goal from lethal forward, Anthony Martial. Fans rejoiced after the final whistle, celebrating a second win against a Top 6 team in one productive week. Ole is indeed, at the wheel!
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