- Imagine your favourite footballer taking the time to call and chat with you at length
- Not only that; he or she also gifted you with one of their match jerseys after you asked them for one
- A South African Manchester United die-hard lived this dream when captain Bruno Fernandes buzzed him
A Manchester United fan in Cape Town, South Africa got to experience what many a football lover would be envious of.
Going by the nickname of @BlessedUtd on Twitter, he had the opportunity to chat with stand-in captain Bruno Fernandes in a video call on his phone.
According to the fanzine site United In Focus, the call was a result of the fan tweeting 300 days in a row asking Fernandes for a signed shirt.
Stating that he wouldn't give him the shirt he wore when he won his first trophy, the Carabao Cup in February, the Portuguese international instead gifted @BlessedUtd an away Premier League jersey.
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The fan could barely contain his glee when seeing and hearing this, and at the time of publication, the video had 29 000 views on Twitter.
Rashford sings McCarthy's praises
In other news SA-related news, Sports Brief reported that Manchester United forwards coach Benni McCarthy has done his bit in the resurgence of Marcus Rashford.
The latter is easily the most in-form attacking player on earth at the moment. Broadcaster SuperSport, via Julia Stuart, got the opportunity to chat with Rashford about the Bafana Bafana legend's impact at Old Trafford.
McCarthy's statistical impact at United
This was as United's resurgence in the 2022/23 season proving that it has not been a false dawn.
After sleepwalking through a disastrous and embarrassing previous campaign, the Red Devils look like their old selves. This has seen them clinch the Carabao Cup under new manager, Erik ten Hag, with the real possibility they could win the FA Cup and UEFA Europa League.
Sports Brief reported in detail how the team's forwards coach, Benni McCarthy has been a revelation behind the scenes in helping United become a potent attacking force.