A Manchester United fan from Sierra Leone simply identified as Moses has been given another reason to smile after his dream trip to Old Trafford was initially ruined by Sunday’s dummy bomb drama.
Moses who was left in tears after making the 3,000 mile (4,800 km) journey, only for the game to be cancelled will attend the FA Cup final thanks to a campaign by supporters.
The passionate Sierra Leonean fan had been invited by friends at the Manchester United Supporters Trust to watch the Premier League match.
Now the group has offered to fund an extended trip for Moses.
Ian Stirling, vice chairman of MUST, said: “When we heard the game was abandoned we had to tell Moses and the poor lad was distraught – being so close to the ground and not being able to go in, not knowing when he might get this chance again.
“He’s still distraught at not getting in to Old Trafford. That was his dream. But we’re trying to do the right thing for a friend.”
Manchester United said it was refunding all tickets for Sunday’s game and allowing ticket holders from both clubs to watch Tuesday’s re-arranged game for free.