Francis Uzoho realised his dream of playing at Old Trafford last night in the Europa League match between his club, Omonia Nicosia and Manchester United, Megasportsarena.com reports.
The Super Eagles goalkeeper was unarguably the star of the match and was so unlucky not to come away with a clean sheet and a point.
“Arguably it’s the best performance of my career. I am proud of my team-mates – it was not a one-man job. We gave everything on the field.” He said after the match.
Uzoho stopped all but one of Manchester United shots in the game at Old Trafford, and it was dream come true for the Nigeria goalkeeper who incidentally is also a United fan.
He goalie made a total of 12 saves to the chagrin of the Old Trafford faithful, including his opposite number David De Gea, who is his idol.
Uzoho couldn’t hide his joy of playing at Old Trafford for the first time in his career, with some of football’s big stars and he calls it a dream come true.
“it’s a dream come true, I’ve dreamed for a long time to play at Old Trafford, I prayed to God to play at Old Trafford and I played here. It’s not a easy stadium to play in with these big players. I’m happy in general.
“I am a big Manchester United fan yeah. i have dreamed to play here for a long time. When I saw the draw I wanted to play. I prayed to God to get a opportunity to play and I got it, I’m happy I played here.”
Meanwhile, Omonia Nicosia coach Neil Lennon has hailed Uzoho for a fantastic showing against the Red Devils: ‘Very proud of this man sitting to my left… he was just world-class today.’
Uzoho was moments away from finishing one of the greatest goalkeeping displays Old Trafford had seen before Scott McTominay struck deep in stoppage time to snatch a late 1-0 win.