Three-year-old United fan heartbroken at having to wear blue

Three-year-old United fan heartbroken at having to wear blue

Manchester United stepped in to tell three-year-old Lilly Rae Doyle it’s ok to wear blue after seeing this video of her sobbing in her new school uniform.

Little Lilly is due to start in foundation class later this month, but her mum Faye ran into problems when she got her to try on her new uniform.

The problem - it’s blue.

Lilly is a devoted Man United fan, her favourite thing is her Man United jersey and she won’t even pick a favourite player as she “loves them all the same”.

So being forced to wear the colour of the enemy, Manchester City blue, was simply too much for her.

Lilly sobbed and begged to be allowed to take the uniform off as it was “so so blue”.

Despite the efforts of both her parents to persuade her even United players wore blue sometimes, the single-minded fan would not be moved.

Luckily the video has gone viral in recent days and the club themselves heard about it. They posted a tweet to tell the little girl “you can still wear blue and be a Red”.

They are sending Lilly a replica of their third kit, which is blue, so hopefully that will be enough to convince her she can wear her uniform and still love United.

Now that is a devoted fan.

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