“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 How does one describe the scenes at Outdated Trafford for every of the targets and at full-time with out descending headfirst right into a thesaurus?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 I hope it stays seared onto my mind effectively into my outdated age, as a result of it felt like heaven and euphoria had been reached.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.
– Harry Robinson
— Harry Robinson (@HarryRobinson64) January 15, 2023