Manchester United fan whose autograph book was stolen gets nice surprise

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A die-hard Manchester United fan was given a brilliant gift by the club after his cherished autograph book, which was stolen in November, was replaced.

Zayaan Khan, eight, had spent almost a year waiting outside Old Trafford and the club's Carrington training ground to collect signatures from his idols before the book was taken from his father's car last month.

They had been waiting outside the stadium to get autographs from players competing in David Beckham's UNICEF charity game when they offered a stranger a lift.


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After learning of his situation, Manchester United took it upon themselves to give the youngster a day he will never forget.

The club invited Zayaan to the training complex pretending he would be taking part in a documentary but was welcomed by Morgan Schneiderlin and Andreas Pereira upon his arrival, who gave him a new book.

It contained signatures from all the club's first-team players and the eight-year-old watched them train. 

It is only a small gesture but one that will never be forgotten by the young Manchester United fanatic.

Zayaan told the Manchester Evening News: “It was a dream come true.

“I have waited outside the training ground before but I’ve never been inside before so to see it and meet two of my favourite players was amazing and the book is perfect."

You can watch the video HERE.


The touching move will have been a brilliant present for Zayaan but he surely would have loved three points for his side against Chelsea on Monday. 

The Red Devils were unable to produce but looked the most threatening in the 0-0 draw. There were signs of improvement but there is still a long way to go if Louis van Gaal is to save his job.

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