A mum shared an atmospheric photo of her son at his first Manchester United game at the weekend – and it swiftly went viral as footy fans everywhere reminisced about their own first game. The photo showed 8-year-old Felix as he looked on at crowds of fans at Old Trafford ahead of Manchester United’s match against Norwich City on Saturday afternoon.
Felix’s mum Jacinta Moreno posted the incredible shot on social media after Felix hailed the day out “the best day of his life”. It was the first time he’d been to watch his Manchester United idols in action.
The picture showed Felix looking out at fans amid the mist from flares in the Munich Tunnel before the start of the game. Protests had been held before kick off by fans against the ownership of the Glazer family.
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The game turned out to be a thriller of a first match for Felix – as well as for United fans everywhere. It ended 3-2 to United after a stunning hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo.
But, naturally, the youngster had plenty of questions about the game, the fans and everything that attending a Premier League match tends to involve these days. Jacinta’s Twitter post soon racked up the likes and shares as fans everywhere related to that magical first moment watching a big game.
In the tweet, Jacinta, from Bury, wrote: “First time at Old Trafford today for little legs! He loved it! Questions included: who are the Glazers; can I have some flares; who’s in the Red Army; why does everyone drink beer, and how come the crowd want Pogba to f*** off!
Lifelong Manchester United fan Jacinta added: “Said it was the best day of his life! #mufc ”
Fans were quick to post their replies in answer to some of the questions – while reminiscing about their own first experiences of attending the Theater of Dreams.
Adi Gibson tweeted: “There’s no short answer for why United fans drink beer.”
While Martin Lowe said: “Ace pic that Jac.. capturing one of those moments in time which punctuate life.”
Mike Tommo said: “He’ll have learned so much about life in 90 minutes!”
Claire Grover tweeted: “I remember the feeling going for the first time as a child. Standing up in the old Stretford End when everyone sang and the atmosphere was electric. Fantastic photo this.”
Tweeting @SpinninAlb wrote simply: “Nothing beats your first time at Old Trafford,” and Andy Mac added: “Amazing love seeing all kids first time experiences at old Trafford nothing beats it.”
The photo was soon shared on a number of Manchester United fan forums as Reds reflected on how it really feels to be a fan of the club.
Author Wayne Barton shared the photo and wrote: “This should become one of the most iconic modern photographs of Manchester United. And it is so wonderful I loved it.
“My nephew had ‘the best day of his life’ when we lost on penalties to Middlesbrough. The future is in safe hands.”
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