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100,000 Line The Streets For United Victory Parade

A sea of red bids farewell to the Gaffer

Written by . Published on May 14th 2013.


100,000 Line The Streets For United Victory Parade

AFTER 26 years and 38 pieces of silverware, Sir Alex received an almighty send-off from an army of adoring fans. With thousands upon thousands braving the biblical storms earlier in the evening that threatened to quite literally, rain on the parade, the departing boss accompanied by his Championship winning squad looked visibly moved by the turnout.

The rumours abounding on Twitter of booing aimed at a certain Mr Rooney were greatly over exaggerated

Deansgate scaffolding engulfedDeansgate scaffolding engulfedFour generations of fans hung from every possible vantage point they could clamber up. Bus stops, scaffolding, lampposts, trees and phone boxes were all utilised as the bus crawled along the route from Old Trafford to Albert Square.

The atmosphere was euphoric as the team bus rolled in to the square around 7.45pm, smoke billowing from red flares swathed the square in a United hue.

Rio Ferdinand and Ashley Young lead a rapturous chorus as images of the team flashed across the Square’s big screens. The rumours abounding on Twitter of booing aimed at a certain Mr Rooney were greatly over exaggerated; in fact a distinct chorus of “Rooney, Rooney” sprung from the crowd as his gargoylian features popped up on screen.

Who let that off?Who let that off?

The frenzy as Sir Alex took to the microphone was only equalled as the ever-humble Paul Scholes was forced to the front of the stage, receiving his portion of appreciation for a frankly staggering 716 total appearances for the club.

As the press enclosure was engulfed by rampaging fans, Glory, Glory Man United echoed around the square in what was a truly glorious night for the departing Sir Alex and his men.

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AnonymousMay 14th 2013.

According to some of our national tabloids, the whole event was completely "overshadowed/ruined" by fans booing Rooney? Totally raining on the parade indeed. And people wonder why Fergie had no time for this nation's gutter press journos.

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