Old Trafford was alight with a tribute to the NHS on Wednesday evening as frontline workers battle the coronavirus pandemic.
The world-famous Red Devils stadium had just three of the letters in ‘Manchester United’ lit up, leaving ‘NHS’ emblazoned on the arena.
Ex-Man United defender Gary Neville shared a picture of the gesture on social media and praised his former club.
Gary Lineker, the former England striker, also praised the Red Devils, calling their tribute a ‘nice touch’ on Instagram.
The tribute comes in the wake of Man United doing many things to assist the NHS amid the ongoing crisis.
Last week, the Red Devils announced their foundation had delivered more than 3,500 gifts to NHS staff, while the club offered their 16-vehicle fleet to the healthcare system to aid in courier operations.
Furthermore, United have donated medical equipment and consumables to Salford Royal, while they are also part of the Premier League’s £20million commitment to support the NHS, communities, families and vulnerable groups affected by the pandemic.
Give COVID-19 the red card
The quicker we work together to stop coronavirus spreading, the sooner we can get back into the pubs, the gyms and stadiums and arenas to see live sport again
STAY AT HOME. Only leave for the following purposes:
- to shop for basic essentials only when you really need to
- to do one form of exercise a day such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
- for any medical need for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
- to travel to and from work but only where this is absolutely necessary
For more info and tips, visit the NHS website.
The government has also issued further detail on what we can do during lockdown.
Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.
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Sir Alex Ferguson, the Man United legend, spoke out last week to praise his former club for the work they are doing in the fight against COVID-19.
The Scot said: Im delighted we are now recognising the importance of our NHS as I experienced two years ago after they saved my life the response to this pandemic has been magnificent and has made me proud of the way the club and the British people have rallied round to help. Well Done.