Michael Carrick has sent a message to the traveling Manchester United supporters following their side’s 0-0 draw with Southampton on Wednesday.
The away end, in spite of the dead rubber nature of the game and a 500 mile round trip, was completely packed as usual and the only source of noise at Saint Mary’s all evening.
And Carrick, as he often does, took to social media to thank the travelling reds they support.
Away midweek at Southampton and still away end is jam packed..
Probably driving back in time to go straight to work tmro.
Thank you ????????????
— Michael Carrick (@carras16) May 17, 2017
The away end sometimes feels like the one remaining thing from the glory days under Sir Alex Ferguson: the team may have slumped and undergone various evolutions, but that booming, constantly full and bouncing mass of red and black continues to thrive, regardless of context, form or distance. If United played Mars away they’d easily sell out their allocation.
What they saw on Wednesday was hardly worth an entire day’s travel and wad of cash, but the majority of those present will most likely fly off to Sweden next week, and they’ll desperately hope to head back to Manchester with better stories than that Wednesday trip to Southampton, which many may have already forgotten about.