How One United USA Is Helping Spread Manchester United’s Global Fanbase
Pete Holland, a Manchester lad who would pay one and six in old money to watch the Red Devils from the Stretford End, has built one of the biggest fan groups on the planet
The appeal of Manchester United is unrivalled across the globe, with fans coming from far and wide to be a part of one of England’s grandest institutions.
You do not have to be at Old Trafford for long before you realise just how many lives this club has touched. People do not fly for thousands of miles in the middle of the week for no reason, they do it because of the love they have for Manchester United.
There is perhaps no greater example of how United’s reach spread around the world than that of Pete Holland, the Manchester lad who has established one of the biggest supporters’ groups on the planet. His organisation, ‘One United USA’, has grown hand in hand with United over the last 20 years.
Goal caught up with Pete in the Red Cafe at Old Trafford during a cup of coffee with Manchester United stadium announcer Alan Keegan. Pete had flown in to Manchester from the States that morning, and after a quick stop off at the Aon Training Centre to meet David Moyes, he was at Old Trafford for some lunch and another look at the club’s famous The bond he has forged with United, one of the most famous clubs in world football, is nothing short of a fairytale.