Manchester United youngster Sean Goss explained the great lengths his mother went through to watch her son make his first team debut in America this summer.
Goss was part of the Man United squad that went to the USA for their pre-season tour and he was awarded his first senior appearance in the 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint Germain.
The midfielder, who grew up a United fan, was supported on tour by his mum and it was widely reported that she travelled along with the squad for all four games on tour.
When asked about his family coming to America with him, Goss told Manutd.com: “My mum did. She actually went to every tour game. She told me afterwards that she booked the time off last year just in case I was in the squad – I had no idea she’d done that!”
It is crucial for Goss, who is still only 19 years old, to have such a great support system as he looks to kickstart his United career.
He added: “My dad couldn’t get the time off work unfortunately so my mum travelled all round on her own and came to all the games. I kept in touch with her throughout and it was good to know she was there on my debut. She said she was in tears when I came on! [smiles].
Goss’ mother had every reason to be proud, as her son replaced Michael Carrick to ensure every player in United’s touring squad saw some playing time.
There is a long way to go before the youngster can consider himself a first-team regular at United but the support of his family will help him immensely going forward.