Dream comes true for Sergio Torres

19 February 2011 07:30

Sergio Torres will return to the stadium where he first fell in love with English football as he attempts to help non-league Crawley Town pull off a huge upset against Manchester United.

Crawley were handed the best possible reward for their fourth-round win over Torquay when they landed a money-spinning tie against the 11-times FA Cup winners.

Torres watched Wayne Rooney hammer home in United's win over Newcastle in April 2005 and Torres said: "It was the first game I'd been to over here. Rooney scored that amazing goal. I was in that stadium and I just couldn't believe my eyes. From then on I always thought it would be a dream to play at Old Trafford and a few years later I will be there."

He added: "So many stars have played there and have been through that tunnel. It's an amazing feeling to know that I will get to do that too."

Torres' father is coming over from Buenos Aires to watch the match and the midfielder hopes he can do him proud.

"I won't be able to see him before the match because of his flight," Torres said. "I'm looking forward to seeing him after. Hopefully he will be the proudest dad there."

The Sussex town has been gripped with excitement ever since the draw was made and around 9,000 fans are expected to travel to Manchester.

Sir Alex Ferguson is likely to rest a number of his first-team players for the televised game, but such is the depth of his squad that a number of internationals are expected to play.

Torres insists that he and his team-mates will not be nervous though and he intends to enjoy the occasion.

"We couldn't believe it when we got the draw. They are the best team in England and one of the best in the world so it's all very exciting," he said. "We won't be nervous. We won't be afraid of anything. It's going to be a great day."

Source: PA