Man United have paid their own classy tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II, on the day of her funeral.
On this sad day for the United Kingdom and several parts of the world, Manchester United are also in mourning.
Be you a royalist or not, you can’t help but admire the 70+ years of service HM Queen Elizbaeth gave to the throne. I doubt we’ll ever see anything of the sort again.
Football should have been played at Old Trafford yesterday, but as a mark of respect coupled with some policing issues, the FA along with Manchester GMP, decided to postpone that fixture.
However, the club wanted to pay their respects in their own way, with the club unveiling a mural, along with some banners, as a tribute to the late queen. A classy touch indeed.
Check out the Man United video of the Queen Elizabeth II mural at Old Trafford:
The Queen loved sport. She understood that it has always been a part of the great history here in this country, with football representing the core values of so many people here in England and the UK.
It’s only right that football pays their respects in turn, with United more than happy to do just that.
On a personal level, I maintain the belief that the games last weekend should’ve gone ahead, fully believing HM Queen Elizabeth II wouldn’t have wanted that action halted. I just believe a minutes silence, with a stadium full of people belting out ‘God Save The Queen’ would’ve been a far better tribute.
However, I fully get the postponement of this match against Leeds United, particularly on the eve of the state funeral.
Regardless, this is a really nice touch by United as a whole. No doubt many other sides are also paying their respects on this sad day.
Rest in Peace, your majesty.