– Derfor er det «Drømmenes Teater»

Tøffe tider . Derfor er det viktigere enn noensinne å huske hva United handler om. Les Keith Mahers fantastiske ord her.

Keith Maher skrev denne lille historien om hva Manchester United betød for ham i oktober.

Den er gjengitt her med tillatelse fra forfatteren selv.

Why is Manchester Uniteds home ground called «Theatre of Dreams»?

Av: Keith Maher, @KING ERIC på twitter

I would like to explain the reason of Old Trafford being called “The Theatre of Dreams” through a story.

Here it goes.

utd_historien_vk_large_largeRailway workmen came together to play football once and dared to dream.
A dream to make something more of their lives.
That is Manchester United.

The team lost its first ever Competitive game 6-0 to Bolton Reserves.

It got relegated in its second season of competitive football.

In January 1902, it was asked to shut down because of debts.
It didn’t. Instead it came back up and won the league, a FA Cup and a charity shield 2 years later.
That is Manchester United.

From 1922 to 1940, United were relegated again and again and again.
Faced with bankruptcy in 1931, United were on the verge of disaster again. Instead, the team held on and fought on.
Finishing 2nd in 1947, 1948 and 1949, 1st in ’52, 55 and 56.
It won the FA Cup in 1948 and became the first English team to play in Europe. It had to wait 41 years for glory.
That is Manchester United.

bus1A plane took off on February 6, 1958.
To greatness it seemed.
And came crashing down.
8 players died.
Facing despair and doom, the club fought on.
It reached the final of the FA Cup that year.
Without a first team, it plodded on and rebuilt.

19687 years later, as the fallen 8 smiled from above, the team won the title in 1965 and 1967.
And the European Cup in ’68.
That is Manchester United.

For 25 years it waited to win again, getting relegated, losing Managers and players as rivals laughed.
It didn’t fall then either.
cl994A league title in 1992, a double in ’93 and a treble in ’99.
That is Manchester United.

Blood, toil, sweat and tears.
That is Manchester United.

Our squad needs a reshuffle you say. Our tactics are outdated you say.

You laugh because you think we are down.
You laugh because you think we are lost.
We smile because we have seen it all.
We smile because we know we will ALWAYS be back.

gn_jubel_cityWins from incredible positions.
“The Comeback Kings” is what they named us.

Glory from the darkest despair.
That is Manchester United.

This is why I love this team.
We may not be the best team in the world,
we may not be the greatest of them all but we are the most inspirational team ever.

That is what separates us from others, we are a team to look on to.

Here we stand with 20 titles, better than anyone else.
LFC fans, enjoy your rare moment of happiness thinking United will go down forever, you truly deserve this rare moment after all the success United have had for the past 21 years with trophies and victories.

I don’t know, when we’ll be back,
maybe this year, maybe next, maybe in 5-10 years time.

And no, this is not blind faith, but it’s the BELIEF in Manchester United forever.

The spirit of MANCHESTER UNITED Never Dies.

I think this is enough to prove why OLD TRAFFORD have been dubbed THE THEATRE OF DREAMS!!