Fans can't wait for the homecoming
United parade on hold
United are the 2008 Champions of Europe and now the red half of Manchester is desperate to welcome them home. But if you were hoping to party like it was 1999, then you're going to have wait until later this summer. What do you say?
Some say it was fate. Fifty years since Munich and the Reds picked up their third European Cup in Moscow after a dramatic penalty shoot-out with Chelsea.
1999: United's treble-winning parade
Back in 1999, tens of thousands of fans lined the streets of Manchester to cheer United's treble-winning team home after their heart-stopping win in Barcelona.
But now United fans, desperate to see their conquering heroes with the 2008 Champions League and Premier League trophies, have been told they will have to wait.
Violent scenes involving Rangers fans in Mancheste for the UEFA Cup Final have forced a re-think of United’s homecoming parade plans.
Club officials and representatives from Manchester and Trafford councils have met police and taken the decision to postpone any event until later in the summer.
Have Your Say
When is the right time for Manchester paint the town red? Is it right to let the dust settle after the Rangers invasion? Or are United fans being punished unfairly in their home city?
last updated: 23/05/2008 at 16:44
Have Your Say
paul newton heath
Tony 'it's an outrage' Harrison
Daz from Manchester
mr steven godfrey
Phil Disley in Bolton
Krystyna form Manchester