No other football club in the world can boast of so many fans from so many different countries.
For those living on the doorstep of Old Trafford it can be easy to forget this fact - that Manchester United are a unique world-wide phenomenon. You can put it down to Bobby Charlton or George Best, even Eric Cantona and David Beckham (and argue about just why the brand is so big indefinitely).
But what you can't deny is this club has global appeal. From midday until 4pm (kick-off was 4.10pm) I photographed fans arriving at the ground.
And to show just how global an attraction Manchester United is, this the list of nationalities I photographed. Almost all had travelled the UK especially for this game.
Old Colwyn, North Wales
County Kildare, Ireland
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk