JOSE MOURINHO has been thanked for sending a heart-warming private letter to a 94-year-old fan who’s recovering from a stroke.
Fredrick Schofield, a lifetime supporter of Manchester United, obtained the letter in hospital after his grandson – a Manchester Metropolis fan – obtained in contact with the membership.
Mourinho is famed for his combative persona, however penned a touching be aware to the fan that reveals he does have a caring facet.
He wrote: “We have now lately been suggested about all of your fantastic dedication to Manchester United.
“I simply wished to jot down to you to thanks in your loyal help and devotion to the membership. The keenness of the followers continues to astound me.
“I perceive that you’ve got had a tough time lately, however hope that it helps to know that myself, the gamers and the workers are all pondering of you.”
Fredrick is alleged to have met Manchester United gamers on the Arsenal sport every week earlier than the Munich air catastrophe in February 1958.
His daughter, Linda, revealed that he nonetheless will get upset in regards to the catastrophe, the place eight gamers and three Manchester United workers have been amongst 23 lifeless, “to this present day”
Fredrick’s grandson Kieran organized the be aware, though he helps bitter rivals Man Metropolis.
Posting an image on social media he revealed his grandad was “made up” by the gesture.
“My grandad was made up with it, I am a Metropolis fan nonetheless credit score the place credit due,” mentioned Kieran,
“Once I contacted them I did not count on this, United exceeded my expectations right here.
“Soccer ardour in our metropolis is superb, divides us however can unify us when wanted.”
Linda additionally added an image of Fredrick smiling and wrote: “Thanks son for getting your grandad this right now.
“He is depressed after his stroke. Respect for soccer, Kieran’s an avid [Man City] fan however he is aware of his grandad is [Manchester United].
“Thanks for making his day. Respect.”
Some followers expressed shock when Mourinho was noticed surrounded by children forward of the win over Yeovil City.
Earlier than kick-off, the Portuguese boss stopped and talked to quite a few ballboys and mascots at Huish Park.
Jose Mourinho and his gamers journey to Wembley to face Tottenham on Wednesday – United have gained all 5 of their video games in 2018, scoring 12 targets and conceding none.