#30 – Glory Glory Man United
Music plays a very big part in sports, I think. I’m a big fan and follower of European football, so I know many clubs, if not all, have their own songs which are played during matches, or sung with gusto by the tens of thousands of fans who flock to the stadium to cheer their favorite team to victory. Some have become anthems for the club, almost as good as their identity. My favorite team is Manchester United, who I’ve supported since I first saw one of their matches, and played with them as my team in a FIFA PC game. I love researching on them, and very rarely miss a live match on television.
Glory Glory Man United is one of the songs that every Manchester United supporter will identify with and sing with pride. It’s one that’s played over the PA system at the Theater of Dreams, Old Trafford. Its lyric has some of the legends in the club’s history. I love the song because of the passion behind it, the love for the club and a memory of the club’s glory days as well. The club is in transition nowadays, and not as ruthless as history shows them to be, but loyal supporters know it won’t be too long before those days of old return. It’ll always be GGMU. And the Red Devils will continue to march on.
(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason, 30th Nov, 2016)