You asked for it, you got it! ROTW is back – with new questions, new friends – and some old ones, too. If you’d like to get involved, DM me @kframpton and we’ll see what we can do.
One of the newest officially sanctioned supporters clubs is in the United Arab Emirates. ‘Red Maniacs UAE’ started in 2007 and has gone from strength to strength – they field sides in supporters tournaments, have made several trips to live matches [including the most recent FA Cup Final] and have been visited by a host of United legends.
Check them out on social @REDManiacsUAE. Now, let’s see what our new pal Osama had to say in our questionnaire.
Who are you and where are you from?
My name is Osama Khalid – referred to as ‘OK’. I’m 33 years old, Syrian-born & raised in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Founder and current chairman of RED Maniacs UAE. Personal social media @osamakhalid18.
Which current squad member’s game reflects the way that you play football.
editor’s note – OK seems to have missed this question, but he has the look of a crafty full-back.
Who is one past player that you’ve never seen play that you’d like to have seen?
What is your favourite MUFC match?
MUFC vs Barcelona 2008.
What is the MUFC shirt that you like the most?
What is something unique about watching the match in your country or with your mates from the local supporters’ club?
We bring Old Trafford atmosphere here to our venue at UEFA Champions League Experience in YAS mall in Abu Dhabi – the first venue of its kind in the world.
Do you run into supporters of other clubs? Which ones are popular?
Yes, we are in touch and good relationship with many such as MUSC Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Canada, Indonesia, India and many others.
We also have strong ties to the local Juventus supporters club.
What are your thoughts on the manager and the new signings?
In the ‘Special One’ we fully trust. The Club will soon bring back trophies to the cabinet where they belong.
Will MUFC win a trophy this season? If yes, which one[s]?
EPL and FA Cup.
Who do you think will be our biggest obstacle to winning it all this season?