'This is what we need' - Manchester United fans love what Willy Kambwala did before he came on against Arsenal

Willy Kambwala had the Old Trafford crowd onside before he even made it onto the pitchWilly Kambwala had the Old Trafford crowd onside before he even made it onto the pitch
Willy Kambwala had the Old Trafford crowd onside before he even made it onto the pitch | X: @FernanchFC
The French defender returned from injury as Man Utd lost 1-0 to Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester United fans have hailed defender Willy Kambwala after he was spotted joining in with their ode to George Best ahead of his cameo against Arsenal yesterday.

The French defender made his return from injury when he replaced Jonny Evans in the 75th minute of the 1-0 loss, having sat out the previous four matches through injury. Kambwala featured in the 2-2 draw with Bournemouth a month ago, but was subsequently missing from clashes with Coventry, Sheffield United, Burnley and Crystal Palace with an unspecified injury.

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Kambwala made a positive impact when he was introduced into the match, but before that he had already won over the Old Trafford faithful when he played cheerleader on the touchline.

In a clip posted to social media, the 19-year-old could be seen clapping and dancing along to the 'On The P*** With Georgie Best' chant while he warmed up in front of the Stretford End. The chant, sung to the tune of 'Spirit In The Sky' by Norman Greenbaum, is hugely popular amongst matchgoers, with Kambwala's participation proving hugely popular with the supporters.

Replying to a post of it on X, one fan wrote: "This is what we need on the pitch! Not players who are just playing for money." Another added: "This what United need, players that want to be here and take every moment in which fuels them to want to play better for the club and the fans. Giving players ridiculously astronomical wages kills that motivation to please the fans and the club."

Kambwala could be rewarded for his performance on the pitch when United host Newcastle in the Premier League on Wednesday night.

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