All good things must come to an end. As we look forward to the final exciting weeks of the 2016/17 season, it’s now time to look back on nine months of #LegendaryMoments – the favorite moments in Manchester United history that you shared with us and your fellow fans around the world.
Over the course of the season, we asked you to share your memories with us – everything from “How did you become a Red?” to “Where were you when United completed the treble?” From across the globe, you answered the call. The result? An inspiring display of passion for a historic club that has delivered so many moments of greatness.
We featured nine themes and picked nine winners, each of whom got a special DHL delivery in the mail: a signed Manchester United t-shirt. Here are our winners:
Theme 1: How did you become a Red?
To kick of the new Legendary Moments season, we wanted to hear about where it all began for you. The moment when you first new the red of Manchester flowed through you. Was it the skill of Rooney, the bold attacking style of play, the decisive tactics of Sir Alex Ferguson, or the pure brilliance of Beckham? For our very first winner, Colin, the magical moment happened when he was seven years old!
Theme 2: Your first experience at Old Trafford
We saw a lot of firsts in the Theatre of Dreams early in the season. Coach Jose Mourinho’s new signings Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Eric Bailly all had their first experiences in a Reds’ jersey in front of their (new) home crowd. The Portuguese boss himself stood on the home side at Old Trafford for the first time. So, we asked you to tell us about your first trip to Old Trafford. Adam shared his story in the #FanBooth at Old Trafford. “It’s the greatest feeling in the world,” he says.
It’s the greatest feeling in the world!Andy from the UK – theme 2 winner
Theme 3: Your all-time favorite United player?
Manchester United has produced so many legends – with many of the world’s greatest players having donned Red Devils’ red. From Ryan Giggs and Denis Irwin to Cristiano Ronaldo and Nemanja Vidic. The list goes on and on. We wanted to know: Who is your favorite player? Who excites and inspires you the most? Joannes certainly picked a #MUFC legend!
Theme 4: Your favorite European Football moment
The Reds have performed many a time of the international stage. Were you there at Camp Nou that memorable night in 1999 or did you see United on their way to Moscow in 2008? It might have been the first game you saw on TV or maybe you were lucky enough to go in person. Our winner, Richard, shares his favorite, which involves both the legendary Wayne Rooney and a hat trick.
Theme 5: Your favorite rivalry
Manchester United have history with plenty of other heavyweights in the modern game. Leeds, City, Liverpool or Arsenal? We wanted to know which team would you consider the greatest rivalry ad why? Aravinth’s compelling reasons won him a signed shirt.
Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsène Wenger have had their fair share of epic rilvary moments over the past two decades.Aravinth from the United States - theme 5 winner
Theme 6: Your greatest FA Cup moment
Manchester United have won the FA Cup on 12 occasions and have appeared in the final a total of 19 times. The Reds are also the only club to appear in an FA Cup final in every decade since the war. With so many successful FA Cup campaigns, we wanted to know: What has been your favorite FA Cup moment? Vedat’s pick is one we all recently enjoyed!
Theme 7: United’s greatest game changer
The subject of which players are best can spark intense debate, but we still wanted to hear your thoughts. From Eric Cantona to Wayne Rooney, players can have an impact on seasons, eras and campaigns, but who can change the course of a match? Prince Kojo will never forget this game-changing moment. A match winner on his birthday!
Theme 8: Favorite Premier League Moment
Manchester United have won a record 20 league titles including 13 Premier League titles. After a 26-year draught, Sir Alex Ferguson masterminded the triumph in his inaugural Premier League season, in 1993. So, we asked you: Throughout those title-winning years, which Premier League moment is the most unforgettable? Though Adam, our winning entry, didn’t say a word, his video is both creative and compelling!
It’s something you always go back to as the defining moment, I think, in football.Eldra from the UK – theme 9 winner
Theme 9: Where were you when United won the treble!
Reaching the Final in sensational style, Manchester United arrived in Barcelona having already won the FA Cup and Premier League. However, nothing could compare with the drama of the Final itself. Manchester United completed one of the most elusive accomplishments in sport, the treble. To end this season’s Legendary Moments, we wanted to know where you were during the historic match against Bayern Munich. “It’s something you always go back to as the defining moment, I think, in football,” says Eldra, our theme 9 winner.
So many moments stand out in United’s history – moments of greatness, moments that really matter, moments that can change a game, a season, a career, or even define history. Thank you for sharing your Legendary Moments and connecting with other United fans around the globe!
We know that amazing things can happen when the fans, players and club come together. There’s no doubt that Manchester United will produce many more Legendary Moments in the years to come!