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‘I will never forget’ – Man United fan Uzoho still can’t believe he played at OT

The Nigerian goalkeeper was outstanding and can’t get over the fact he played against his childhood club at the Theatre of Dreams.


Francis Uzoho stops Ronaldo in Manchester United’s 1-0 win against Omonia Nicosia
Francis Uzoho stops Ronaldo in Manchester United’s 1-0 win against Omonia Nicosia

Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has promised never to forget the night against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Uzoho and his Omonoia Nicosia club were visitors at Old Trafford on Thursday night to take on the Red Devils in the Europa League.

The 23-year-old replaced the injured first choice Fabiano and went on to put on a show against the club he loves and supports.

Uzoho made an incredible 12 saves to keep Manchester United’s attack led by club legend Cristiano Ronaldo at bay for 90 minutes in front of their home fans.

He almost earned a point for the Cypriot team but it wasn’t meant to be as Scott McTominay came on to score in added time to give United a narrow 1-0 win.

After the match, the Nigerian goalkeeper was all smiles and he reveled in what he described as a ‘dream come true’.

Uzoho was spotted smiling and expressively happy following a remarkable experience and performance at Old Trafford.

After the game, he took to his social media account to react and promised ‘never to forget’ the night he played against his boyhood club, United.

“Today, my dream came through,” Uzoho’s tweet said in parts.

“Old Trafford, I will never forget tonight GGMU ❤️ IN CHRIST ALONE,” he added.

A late win for Manchester United denied Uzoho and his one-man Army show at least a point on the road, with United taking all three points to keep alive hopes of reaching the knockout round.

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