‘Casemiro virtually winded me!’ | 4 Man Utd followers on United’s sensible derby win


“If the pandemic taught us soccer followers something, it’s to attempt to admire the easiest days whereas they’re occurring. This was one of many nice days and, with that lesson in thoughts, I [and I think many others] relished it for each final drop of glory, euphoria and celebratory beer. It actually doesn’t get a lot better.


“This was the primary derby I’d gone into with even a touch of confidence since March 2020. Fortunately, it had the identical final result. How does one describe the scenes at Outdated Trafford for every of the targets and at full-time with out descending headfirst right into a thesaurus? How does one do it justice when there are such a lot of completely different moments and angles to select? 


“Our Brazilian midfield duo Casemiro and Fred diving into the Stretford Finish; Raphael Varane’s fist-pumping orchestration of J Stand; Manchester boy Marcus Rashford’s guttural roar in entrance of his residence. 


“However there’s one picture which can endure for me. I hope it stays seared onto my mind effectively into my outdated age, as a result of it felt like heaven and euphoria had been reached. The celebrations for United’s second purpose had been, or a minimum of will likely be sooner or later, the stuff of legend. A 70,000-strong ocean of diving our bodies, embraces and roars that depart your physique disadvantaged of oxygen. In that second, all I noticed had been mates and strangers alike, all Reds, experiencing the very peak of pleasure. 


After which I wanted a breather. Only a second to get some air earlier than beginning over again. And I stood in my place in W208, the decrease tier of the Stretford Finish and appeared round me. On a sometimes darkish gray Mancunian day, out had come the solar to wash a minimum of just a little part of Outdated Trafford in its gentle, and I appeared up at my finish’s higher tier, throughout to the Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton Stands, and to J Stand within the reverse nook, and to East Stand, after which throughout as soon as once more. A sea of motion. Scarves twirling, palms directed skywards [for you know not what else to do with them in that moment], grandparents leaping with delight as in the event that they had been youngsters once more.”

– Harry Robinson