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England's hallowed ground

After touring Manchester United's Old Trafford Stadium, Dave Fleming realized their fans are just like the rest of us.

Updated: August 31, 2005, 11:23 AM ET
By David Fleming | Page 2

Trundling along Sir Matt Busby Way, the city of Manchester, England, at my back, I pause for a moment on a dirty cobblestone bridge to take in the epicenter of the sports world.

Admittedly, upon arrival I'm not in the clearest state of mind: I've crossed an ocean, several time zones, Piccadilly traffic and a good portion of England to get here. So at first glance my reaction to Old Trafford is, I must say, embarrassingly and typically American. As a structure, it does not immediately ...

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