I was shocked, I was really surprised. It was the moment that, I will remember for the rest of my life. Sitting above beautiful dark wood sitting on my Mom’s chair. I answered my cousin yes who was on the other side of the line yes I’ll go to Old Trafford with you on the 6th of May.
The reason I was so shocked was because my cousin and Uncle Mohammad had offered my dad and I an invitation go to Old Trafford (The stadium of Manchester United), to watch Man U vs. Chelsea on the 8th of May. This game was very important because it would decide who’s going to win tittle for the premier league. This generous offer from my uncle impressed me because he got us V.I.P tickets.
We stayed in London for a couple of days before we took the flight to Manchester. We stayed at a lovely hotel near one of the biggest and best known parks in England “Hyde Park”. It had beautiful trees, a huge lake and best of all is that you can feed the squirrels. We were also facing a huge department store named Harrods. I loved it. It has lovely clothes, the best food and the best candy ever it had about 5 floors with beautiful marble flooring.
Every night we went to dinner. In London we went to fascinating restaurants called Koi and Nobu. I enjoyed the food especially the fried beef. I could smell the grease roaring from the pan. It sizzled into my nose and I felt like I was in heaven.
The next day I felt awesome, the wind was coming on my face with the slim cool London breeze. My heart pumping and I knew that today was the day where my dream will come true. I’ll say it in six words. “I am going to Old Trafford!”
We left to Manchester at about 11:30 because the flight was only 30 minutes and the game started at 4:00. When we arrived I was stunned. I had seen the stadium on TV but not in real life and it was much clearer. The stadium intrigued me with its multiple wonderful colors. Especially in big red that letters that said “Welcome to Old Trafford”.
The stadium tour guide took us around because we were V.I.P guests. They were very polite and they carried our bags when we were shopping in the megastore and they even gave us gifts, mugs where the team’s name were engraved on the mugs.
We took a lot of pictures because it was the first time I had been there and I wanted to remember it. Finally when we finished with touring the stadium, they took us to the café because we were to meet with the head of Manchester United sponsorships. But before we met him we saw a former Manchester United player named Gary Palister. It was a real honor to meet him we even took a picture with him. Later few minutes before the match we also met Fabio Cappello the England manger. Because I was under shock meeting these important figures in a very short period of time and my heart was pounding fast, speechless, I could speak few words” Will you sign my magazine Mr.Cappello? With an Italian accent he said, yes! “Defiantly!” I couldn’t contain my happiness, so I screamed! “Wow!”
Finally it was match time. I took a seat but I felt I was soaring with joy. This game was so important because if my favorite team wins the tittle, my dream will come true. So the game kicked off. It was only 36 seconds on the watch when united hit the back of the net. The whole stadium erupted with joy I jumped out of my chair; my blood was circulating like 1000 miles pure hour through my heart. I was screaming and jumping like I have never done before. I almost went deaf because there was so much noise in my ear. About 22 minutes later we had a corner. Man United took it short then they crossed it up to Man United’s captain who scored with a header and once again the stadium erupted with joy. After that no goals were scored except when Chelsea got one back with 20 minutes to go make it 2-1. But it didn’t matter because my favorite team won that day and they eventually won the title. Instantly we left the stadium because we didn’t want to get stuck in traffic. I can’t find the right words to describe my feelings at the time. It’s more than happiness. I’ll never forget that day. It will leave an imprint on my soul that years won’t even be able to wash it away. My uncle, “ I’ll never ever forget your favor.”