Premier League team mascots who follow players on to the pitch before a game are some of the luckiest kids alive. However, this one may not have realized how good he has it up until the very last minute as the players were about to be called into the stadium.
At the Swansea - Manchester United game this Sunday, one young mascot had a complete mind blowing experience as he stood next to his hero, world-renowned Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney.
Swansea’s young mascot didn’t appear to spot former Everton striker Rooney until the last minute but made up for it with a look of utter astonishment. It was obviously hard for the young fan to contain his emotion as he shared space with his hero.
Rooney may have ended a 10-game scoring drought by grabbing a hat trick in Man United's 4-0 win at Bruges that eased the English team into the Champions League group stage on Wednesday. But he did little in Swansea's upset on Sunday soon thereafter the tunnel exit.
A pair of goals in six minutes gave Swansea City a stunning comeback as they down United by a 2-1 scoreline for the third straight time in Premier League play.
Juan Mata had given Manchester United the lead shortly after halftime when Bafetimbi Gomis and Andre Ayew grabbed the game by its horns and set the Liberty Stadium alight after an hour.
The loss is Manchester United’s first of the season, but they remain without more than one goal in any game thus far and sit on seven points. Swansea, thanks to Gomis’s fourth goal in four games, move into the Premier League table’s top four.