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Manchester United super fan hasn't missed a game since 1974

Mohit Camma
1.75K   //    15 Jul 2013, 16:31 IST
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Peter Bolton is a Manchester United super fan who hasn’t missed a game since 1974 and even skipped his brother’s wedding for a match.

In an interview with Sportsmail, Bolton said, “‘When I met my wife in 1976 at a disco, she asked me if I would be going the next week. I replied ‘No, it’s Spurs away’. From day one, she has known I live my life around the football. In 1979, we were getting married and I picked a nice June date – because there would be no football!”

“While my brother was getting married, he had a weekend date set during the season. So, I went to see United at home and then went along to the wedding party at night. He wasn’t upset. He knew that football would rule when he set a date during the season,” he added.

This super fan has attended over 1,000 consecutive home games, and has been following United since 1962.

Bolton, who lives just few miles away from Old Trafford, said: “I have worked out that my total travelling will be over 30,000 miles and some 55 hours on the plane,” in reference to his tour of Sydney for the second leg of the United tour.

My wife knows I love football and there’s a lot of other days in the year where I can spend time with her and the family. At the end of the day, I’m only going to football. It’s not like I’m out drinking all night or other things like that that other husbands may be doing. But that’s my life – football, family and the kids – that’s all that matters.”


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