A late kick-off for Sunday night’s Manchester derby did not stop Australian Reds from getting out in force to support Manchester United.
The game did not pan out as hoped, with United going down 1-0 against Manchester City, but be it in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth, United fans were loud and proud wherever they were.
Perth Manchester United Supporters Club continues its own exceptional growth with over 100 people in attendance at the Mount Henry Tavern for the 9.30 pm kick off (local time).
The club also signed up 25 new members as a result and is quickly closing in on the 300 mark, according to club president Steve Long.
“We had around 150 people there. The pub was packed,” Long said.
“There are plenty of sore heads this morning, including mine.”
The derby capped off a busy day for the club which also raised money for Princess Margaret Hospital by participating in Abseil for PMH.
Stuart Darwell. Aimee Logan, Ryan Hunt, Shanayde Heldt and Long took part in the abseiling for a great cause.
“It’s the local children’s hopsital and we hope we’ve raised nearly $7000,” Long said.
Brisbane Manchester United Supporters Club also had another strong turn out at the Pig ‘n’ Whistle Tavern.
Over 50 people came out for the game which kicked off at 11.30 on a Sunday night.
In Melbourne, the Charles Dickens Tavern was packed to the brim according to Manchester United Supporters Club of Victoria member Nick Szkilnik, with most supporters having to stand.
Fans also gathered in Adelaide and Sydney.
Stay tuned for pictures and videos from around the pubs.