My Mate Manchester United Trailer (2012)
For some, a jersey is enough. For a Bulgarian builder, whose world is coloured in the bold red of his beloved Manchester United football club, a jersey is a 24-7 wardrobe necessity. Feeling an increased surge of devotion, his next step is something more permanent: to change his name to Manchester United. A seemingly simple legal request unravels into a journey from the struggles of life in a post-communist nation to the glory of Old Trafford stadium, where Bulgarian hero Dimitar Berbatov plays as Manchester United’s star striker. While some may see the builder as nothing but an eccentric sports fan, they’re missing what’s beneath his Red Devil jersey. Putting a limit on his fandom denies his desire to escape the challenges of his everyday life. My Mate Manchester United shows that the agony of defeat and the ecstasy of victory exist both on and off the field.