Stanislav Distlov has been a Manchester United fan for some 15 years now. But not just any fan. United “means almost everything” to him.
“My family means everything to me, and after that Manchester United,” says Stansilav.
A highly devoted member of the Moscow Reds Supporters Club, Stanislav captains one of the club’s amateur teams. He jumps at every chance to get involved.
“It is always a happy feeling to be part of something related to the club, especially at the official level,” he says.
“To be involved with something – wearing the United logo – means almost everything to me.”Stanislav Distlov, Moscow match host
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“To be involved with something – wearing the United logo – means almost everything to me,” he wrote in his entry. “For every fan, it would be a like a dream come true.”
After he was selected and was standing on the pitch before the match, he couldn’t believe it. He was at a loss for words.
“I don’t know what to say – thousands of thoughts are coming to my mind in one second.”
The fourth dimension
There’s something else Stanislav has trouble describing: the feeling he gets on game day at Old Trafford. As a UNITED.DELIVERED. match host, he now has a chance to win the ultimate prize – a trip of a lifetime to Old Trafford. He’s been fortunate enough to have travelled to Manchester six times over the years – six experiences that, when he talks about it, were obviously magical.
“Every visit to this Theatre of Dreams was really a visit to a Theatre of Dreams,” he says. “For every fan, no matter what country he represents, the real impression of being part of great crowds, of being the twelfth player, who cheers up Manchester United team […] is like something you cannot explain in words.”
“It is like something you cannot explain with words.”Stanislav Distlov
“I don’t know,” he adds. “It’s like a third eye opens to you. It’s not a three-dimensional feeling. It’s like fourth dimensional.”
Though the feeling he gets at Old Trafford may seem out of this world, the importance Manchester United plays in his life is certainly something we can all understand and relate to.
“When I was in Manchester, I saw a sentence written on the wall: ‘Manchester United means the world to me.’ I can say that Old Trafford means the world to me. Manchester United means the world to me.”
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