Monday, December 12, 2016 Report by
When East Bengal Club, KolKata (India) Unite with Manchester United FC
It was the inception of history again in Red & Gold, 11th December 2016-2017 a historic day & a new feather in the cap of East Bengal Football Club. This time it was none other than one of the most prestigious clubs in Europe Manchester United. They were in India to organize a fan party & event named #ILoveUnited & what better place than East Bengal football ground.
The mecca of Indian football was the venue after Mumbai held it last year 2015-2016, this time Manchester United chose “The City of Joy".
Three United Legends Dwight Yorke, Quinton Fortune, BojanDjordjic joined the party in Kolkata. It was made possible through KMUSC (Kolkata Manchester United Supporter's Club) Manchester United's Official Fan Club in Kolkata & their President Soumya Dasgupta also an ardent East Bengal Supporter.
The East Bengal ground was transformed into a mini Old Trafford, where the Manchester United fans gathered to witness the Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspurs match & enjoy the party with three Legends. There were various games & contests but the most important were the 3v3 where young talents got a chance to win it & make a VIP trip to Old Trafford to watch a match live, once in a lifetime opportunity.
Another attraction of the day was the 3V3 match between Manchester United Legends comprising of Bojan Djordjic, Dwight Yorke & Quinton Fortune pitched against East Bengal Legends Alvito D'Cunha , Tushar Rakshit, Tarun Dey, Avijit Mondal, Surya Bikash & Basudeb Mandal.
The score line remained 1-1 after 3 minutes Alvito & Fortune were on score sheets. East Bengal & Manchester United Fans shouted & chanted their support while the game went on .
EBRP Lads Praised By Manchester United Soccer School Coach
It was a day when our club East Bengal added a new feather in their cap when East Bengal was literally transformed into Old Trafford . It was #ILoveUnited event in India & this time the Red Devils chose the “City of Joy” & East Bengal to be a part of its Fan party.
Three boys Sayan Das ,Sourav Guin & Kaushik Bose who are EBRP members & players came into limelight when they finished at runners-up place in 3v3 tournament held at East Bengal Club ground. The boys were unstoppable as they thumped 10 goals without conceding any in 3 matches while the East Bengal manager Swapan Bal looked on with Manchester United legends Dwight Yorke , Bojan Djordjic & Quinton Fortune. This awesome display on the field was even appreciated & praised by Manchester United Soccer School Coach who then presented all the team members with European Champions League Replica balls. He said, “the team played really well & the players were very good“. They were called upon stage & were awarded by the Manchester United Legends Dwight Yorke, Bojan Djordjic & Quinton Fortune.
EBRP is very proud of the boys for displaying such a stellar performance only losing a chance to make a VIP trip to Manchester by a whisker .
The best part was the day saw East Bengal Club going global once again, a very good omen for East Bengal & Indian Football. Keeping fingers crossed for more to come.