Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba ran the show in front of a capacity crowd at Old Trafford as Manchester United kick off their 21/22 Premier League season by thrashing bitter rivals 5-1 on Saturday.
As fans made their comeback to the historic stadium, some very familiar faces were back.
Who are the Old Trafford Sikhs
Sparingly seen since Sir Alex Ferguson left the manager’s role, the iconic ‘Sikh fellas’ made their way back for the opening day clash against Leeds United.
Coming from a family of hardcore United fans, a group of turbaned Sikhs have been synonymous with Old Trafford for decades.
They were invariably seen sitting in the same place, right behind Sir Alex and the Manchester United bench game after game, season after season.
The legendary Scottish manager used to shake their hands as some sort of pre-match ritual.
Now they are back, and fans reckon good things are in store for United this season.
They’re back. Nature is healing. pic.twitter.com/SqI6chMgZN— chief (@chief_afc) August 14, 2021
4 Sikhs back in old Trafford, they win 5-1? pic.twitter.com/ph0FZfMpAv— Sean (@Sean_Moriarty99) August 14, 2021
Number 21 incoming?
The Sikhs are back at Old Trafford… it’s game over for the rest of the league. #MUNLEE— The Barstoolers Podcast (@barstoolers) August 14, 2021
A heavy dose of nostalgia for some
Fortress Old Trafford on the cards again?
Old Trafford is a fortress when the Sikhs are about🇾🇪🏰🔴 pic.twitter.com/fz3CGt4ckR— J. (@GorillaJC_) August 15, 2021
Football. That is all.
Sport is so crazy. I’m so happy that the group of Sikh supporters are back at Old Trafford. They’ll probably never know who I am, but them being at OT gives me more confidence in the team 😂— AD (@akshaydixit_) August 15, 2021