Man U fan Mick meets Sir Alex

Mick Jarvis meets Sir Alex Ferguson
Mick Jarvis meets Sir Alex Ferguson

A Manchester United fan who has terminal cancer met Sir Alex Ferguson during a trip of a lifetime to Old Trafford.

Mick Jarvis has been diagnosed with lung cancer, and on January 16 he was told he only had a few weeks left to live.

The 75-year-old has lived at Westlands Rest Home in Wellingborough for five years. Following his diagnosis, staff decided to go the extra mile to give the life-long United fan a day out.

Westlands manager Sean McCloskey and his colleagues got in contact with staff at the head office of Regal, which runs the home, and everyone chipped in to pay for him to have a private tour of Old Trafford on February 7.

On the day, as he walked through the tunnel at the ground the scoreboard lit up with his name, and to his delight he then got to meetUnited manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Mr Jarvis said: “I had a jolly good day. Everyone was very jealous when I told them I got to meet the boss.”

Mr McCloskey said: “It was absolutely fantastic. I couldn’t believe all they did for him. It meant the world to Mick. He’s only got a few weeks to live, but this really lifted him.”